Posted 08 June 2005 - 10:29 AM
That sounds horrible. Can you tell us whether you have taken any anti-virus, anti-malware measures as yet? If not, you will wish to pursue them pdq. Adaware, Spybot S&D, the online virus scan from McAfee, Symantec, Trend et al... all the usual suspects.
Have you tried to re-install any of these applications and will they work if you do that?
You're really talking about application shortcuts becoming disassociated... have you gone straight to the executables themselves and will the apps run from there?