I used the RUN: rundll32.exe appwiz.cpl,NewLinkHere %userprofile%\desktop\ command line, and the New Shortcut Wizard opens just fine when the command line is run. It first asks for the location of the item to create a shortcut for, then asks you to name the shortcut. When you click finish, nothing happens. The window stays open, and just does not do anything. Also, the Favorite Links usually listed on the left of a folder view have been removed, and even clicking and dragging items in does not create a new shortcut.
I have used every scan I could think of, but nothing is coming up with any problems, other than tracking cookies. The list includes SUPER AntiSpyWare, HiJackThis, Spybot S&D, RootkitBuster, CCleaner, MBAM, several online scans, as well as having Avast and Windows Defender running 24/7.
Any help would be appreciated.
Windows Vista Home Premium (32bit)
Edited by Cuessane, 08 March 2009 - 07:58 PM.