I have not been able to get shortcuts or lnk files to work on the PC. I noticed a post here by c0801 that had the same problem after d/l'ing the lastest patch from Zone Alarm - which now automatically includes spyware. I have sent ZA a tech customer support request for help and I am waiting for their reply.
Has anyone here experienced same problem? If so, what is the solution, if any? I am beginning to think I have to reinstall the entire OS. Or, in the alternative, since I use Register First Aide, trying an older version of the registry to see if that works. I have a suspicion that the new spyware has removed the association to *.lnk files. I can tell you that the MS SOLUTION ( http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q177/9/09.asp . )for a registry fix for non-functioning desktop shortcuts does NOT work.