I picked up a Trojan virus recently and got rid of it via Norton. (my antivirus had expired and was off at the time)
It was a fake AV.
With that came the following start up message, and my desktop and menus have never been he same.
"Could not load or run C:\users\hp\LOCALS~1\Temp\f293e9c3163c0d6c.exe specified in the registry. Make sure the file exists on your computer or remove the reference to it in the registry."
All my desktop icons have been removed except Recycle Bin and My PC. The screen went blank and some of the side bar gadgets stopped working. All usable once I have either gone into the control panel or searched for them. Internet Explorer has disappeared ( I am using chrome now, it was already loaded )
So essentially my pc is still usable, but no menus or desktop icons. But I have also been so wrapped up in getting this fixed, that I have not really checked anything else.
Thanks guys, your help is appreciated.