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Hey...

It seems that all of my IE favorites have been converted into SHDOCVW files.
I just noticed this today and haven't done anything different to my computer than I would any other day. Even when I add a new favorite to IE it creates it as an SHDOCVW file. It seems that they are not URL's anymore. And I can't even edit the URL info in the file anymore.

Does anyone know why this is happening and how I can get my URL's back for my favorites. I've done a Spyware scan and it came up with a few tracking cookies in my browser cache which is pretty normal but nothing else.

:tazz:

Thanks in advance!
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Nobody can help me with this?
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Download Firefox, install and then import all of your bookmarks to firefox when asked if you want to import during the install process. Then hide IE somewhere remote on your system and never use it again.

Use ANY browser besides Internet Explorer, almost every exploit is crafted to take advantage of an IE weakness. We usually recommend FireFox Posted Image.

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Hey...

It seems that all of my IE favorites have been converted into SHDOCVW files.
I just noticed this today and haven't done anything different to my computer than I would any other day. Even when I add a new favorite to IE it creates it as an SHDOCVW file. It seems that they are not URL's anymore. And I can't even edit the URL info in the file anymore.

Does anyone know why this is happening and how I can get my URL's back for my favorites. I've done a Spyware scan and it came up with a few tracking cookies in my browser cache which is pretty normal but nothing else.

:tazz:

Thanks in advance!
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Hi tim,

One of our brightest, hardest working techs (Starhawk) saw this and asked me to take a look because it was a new one for him

I must confess it is a new one for me, too ;) as I never saw that one before eitehr, but in a weird sort of way, it makes sense.

Shdocvw.dll is a dynamic link library that controls a lot of file associations in the registry for graphics, URL and HTML behavior, so.....

let's try the simple approach

Start > run
regsvr32.exe /i shdocvw.dll
enter

Reboot...does that work?
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Hi tim,

One of our brightest, hardest working techs (Starhawk) saw this and asked me to take a look because it was a new one for him

I must confess it is a new one for me, too ;) as I never saw that one before eitehr, but in a weird sort of way, it makes sense.

Shdocvw.dll is a dynamic link library that controls a lot of file associations in the registry for graphics, URL and HTML behavior, so.....

let's try the simple approach

Start > run
regsvr32.exe /i shdocvw.dll
enter

Reboot...does that work?

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Yes it did...!!! :tazz:

Thank you so much for your help!

Cheers!
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