that's THe thing I hated most about "wideo LAN" aka "VLC"
It replaces all the different windows icon on ALL media files... anywhere on
your computer.... with VLC's own "orange traffic cone" icon and naming it "VLC file type"
I consider VLC to be a Virus.
I personally "fixed" the problem by copying my IE favorites and my E-mails and
switching to one of my cloned backup Hard drives...
I have since discovered that on Win2k and Win XP systems that VLC doesn't do all that damage
if a newer Windows media player is installed AFTER VLC.
WMP likes to be the default media player and it will do so until it is DE-selected after installation.
If you already have WMP11 you might try deleting and re-installing WMP11.