I use Windows XP Home Edition with SP3. All my .exe files were changed to .ink. Now I am unable to open basic Windows programs because they no longer recognize themselves nor have any clue about which program created it, so that it can be opened.
I feel I have made it worse, since I'm not very experienced at this.
I use Internet Explorer 6, but I prefer to use Opera. Because it seems to be the only program working perfectly and unaffected by the .ink file change, that makes me wonder if Opera had something to do with it.
For some reason Opera is also the location of my
C:\Documents and Settings folder. So if I try to open a basic Windows program like Add & Remove Programs it will open my Opera Internet browser and then tell me that there is no registered application. Then I only have the option of clicking on "OK"!
I can not download a fix because I can not open it. I am afraid if I do anything to Opera, my PC will stop altogether.