A couple days later, I restarted my computer. Now:
1. I can't connect to the internet (and IE, and Firefox won't even open).
2. The following programs' shortcuts are now blank:
3. I tried to reset the computer back to a restore point. It took about 5 hours, and then when the computer restart, it didn't take
4. When I re-boot the computer, it takes about 15 minutes to reboot
Ran malwarebytes, removed 7 piece of malware rebooted, and nothing works.
I can access task manager, and I can access the registry editor.
When I click on the shortcut or the executable for Firefox, the computer thinks for a minute and then nothing.
I also just clicked on a Word doc, and I got the following error message:
I can't access Word or Excel.
Your AutoCorrect file, c:\Users\Jeff\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Office\MSO1033.ad could not be saved. The file may be read only, or you may not have permission to modify the file.
There are other shortcuts that are dead on the main desktop I just noticed, mostly the Adobe stuff, and the desktop/window switching icon in the quick start menu.
I don't have any disks or anything with my operating system on it.