When I install Adobe Reader, ALL pinned icons & ALL links to other programs are changed to shortcut to adobe reader.
As soon as I un-install Adobe Reader, icons & program shortcuts revert.
To test I also installed Foxit Reader & that worked normally for a while. Then it, too, mimiced the Adobe Reader behavior.
From this I deduce something is happening when I try to open a pdf file, no matter what reader I am using.
I am up to date with ESET NOD32 program & definition files.
Currently I cannot read any pdf file.
Running Win7 Home premium
Michael, Thanks VERY much for your reply to my problem. For the moment, everything seems ok. I d/l newest Reader & installed w/o incident. Icons & shortcuts are ok. I am able to open pdf files w/o incident.
However, Win7Fix was unable to completely merge because "some keys were open".
I'm left with two questions:
(1) Is there something special I should do to complete the merge -- if necessary?
(2) I found this whole issue very strange; do you have any explanation for it. Apparently, I'm not the only one as it was already in knowledgebase. ??
I did actually look at that page and searched for "Win7Fix", but now I understand that you did not mean it literally.
I think since everything is working you shouldn't worry about the incomplete merge.
From MichaleKazlow's response:
Disclaimer: The registry contains system-related information that is critical to your computer and applications. Before modifying the registry, be sure to make a backup copy of it (Win 7, Win Vista). Adobe doesn't provide support for problems that can arise from improperly modifying the registry. Adobe strongly recommends that you have experience editing system files before you modify the registry. For information on the Windows Registry Editor, see the documentation for Windows or contact Microsoft Technical Support.