I am new to the forum and have a bit of an SOS here. I was running serveral programs when i received an updated file, i clicked save without thinking about it. Then my system later the same day, detected and deleted a virus.
To make sure all the files were removed i did a search for *exe files for that day and deleted them including a file called USER-FILe (Which i now think may have been a possible windows file.) Shortly after this explore failed to open and the system froze.
Upon restart my windows start button does not move. I can not access my documents folder by clicking on the desk top, and i get your current security settings prevent you from running active-x controls on this page. As a result some programs will not display correctly. (When i try to adj my secuity settings on explorer i get this error message explorer has caused an error in KERNEL32.DLL.
Some of my normal desktop icons are gone. Explorer will not let me go to any site with a search (good thing navigator does.) I can not click on the remaining desktops with any ssuccess, and the ones that are left have gone back to old versions of themselves. (EG the msn butterly is the very old one from several years ago, and the internet explorer is the old dark blue instead of the modern light blue.
I was not sure if it was a virus, spyware or windows error, but from what i am reading it could be a windows error, or my security system might have kicked into over drive.
Does anyone have any idea of how to go about getting things back to normal?