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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2021, 08:26:56 PM »
I understand this. Why do my shortcuts all lead to Avast? When I right click on a program, lets say Logitech Mouse (which works btw) the little pop up box says the file type is "(.lnk)" and the little icon is not a Logitech icon, it is Avast.
Because you assigned the Avast program as the default for all lnk (shortcut) files.
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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2021, 08:40:16 PM »
I need to somehow un-assign the .lnk file from Avast Driver Updater. The run command opens Avast. The System Restore button gives me an error message saying it could not open it. 

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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2021, 10:28:48 PM »
I need to somehow un-assign the .lnk file from Avast Driver Updater. The run command opens Avast. The System Restore button gives me an error message saying it could not open it.
Follow the instructions to reset default assignments. once that's done, you can then set any thing that opens with a program other than your favorite to that program. You can't unassign all you can do is assign so you need to start with the default settings.
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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2021, 05:09:24 PM »
When setting programs to default assignments, Chrome and Firefox compete with each other. For instance, Firefox has 0 out of 13 defaults. I can set it as a default, but then Chrome has 10 out of 23 defaults. So, have I followed the instructions and reset my default assignments? Yes..........and no.   :-(

And, the same thing happens between Windows Photo Viewer and Paint.
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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2021, 05:20:52 PM »
When setting programs to default assignments, Chrome and Firefox compete with each other. For instance, Firefox has 0 out of 13 defaults. I can set it as a default, but then Chrome has 10 out of 23 defaults. So, have I followed the instructions and reset my default assignments? Yes..........and no.   :-(
Resetting defaults re-assigns all the default programs which includes shortcuts.
You can only have one default for any program that includes your browser.
You can always open a different browser on your own but, if you click on a link which opens your browser, it will open your selected default browser.

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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2021, 05:37:30 PM »
It seems that I have very few programs (11) listed when I click "Set your default programs."

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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2021, 05:32:18 PM »
Just an update for anyone reading this thread. I am still working on the issue via email with Avast Support team.

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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2021, 07:24:30 PM »
My file extension issue has been fixed. I'm not sure what exactly the technician did, but he ran a program that changed my program files back to .exe. This was at the Geek Squad which took making an appointment, bringing the computer in and approximately 1 hour of bench time while a waited and watched.