I am fixing a dell laptop (windows xp service pack 2) because it has many trojans and malware
Originally I use ad-adware and it removed a lot of infected registry values, but later on I ran SDFix in attempt to remove more, and also did "combo fix". Combo fix scanned through the entire system and remove a ton of files in safe mode.
After that, it prompts me to reboot and so I did. When it comes back up (either in safe mode/normal mode), none of the desktop links will work. Typing "regedit" and "cmd" in the run window prompts with the standard window of "not knowing how to handle this extension, select from the following application". It complains it cannot find rundll32.exe and others ... but they are there on the hard drive.
also, opening up my computer, double click on c:, nothing happens, in order to browse, must right click and select open
I think some link file is missing, but yet don't know which one. Please help~!!!
Note: I cannot launch system restore also ... it complains it's being prevented to start with.