I have several shortcuts on my desktop that cannot be deleted. It seems like they have shown up after I've done an uninstall of the program through add/remove programs. I have spent some time with Michelle over at the Malware forum, and we have exhausted our ideas. It appears that my system is not infected and that these are legit icons. All the programs that these icons point to are no longer in use, except the last one that has been reinstalled. I tried to redirect the shortcut to the newly installed folder but get the same error message. The are the following icons:
Creative Lettering Image Browser
hp officejet d series
Free Credit Report and Score
Quicken 2006 Deluxe (most recent - just uninstalled and reinstalled this program).
The error message I get is "cannot delete (shortcut name): Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not in currently use."
Thanks for your help.