When I installed adobe reader update - it changed all my icons to Adobe icons and I cannot open them because it tries to read them as adobe (i.e. My browser, my camera software, carbonite...). I have to actual uninstall Adobe reader to allow those program shortcuts to return to the appropriate icon and open correctly. I tried reinstalling the 9.4 version and that did not work either. I am running Windows 7
Please try the instruictions listed in the "Let me fix it myslef" section from Microsoft at the below mentioned link:
It looks like all EXEs on your system have been associated with Adobe Reader.
Hope that helps