I got back in from work today, and my sister was logged onto the guest account, she was finished with the computer, so I closed what she had open, logged into my own, and... nothing, while the "loading personal settings" message was showing, I got an error message.
(sorry... forgot to jot down what it said, something along the lines of "unable to load settings", it had a timer in the top corner...)
It wouldn't let me do anything from there, so I turned it off, turned it back on again.
Now, on my account, the background is set back to default, and a good number of my shortcuts are missing.
There's programs missing from the start menu, too.
Also, there was a search bar on the start menu I've never seen before, "Nero Search".
I searched for what it was via google, when I open firefox, it asks me if i want to import setting + set it as the default browser, as if it's just been installed.
Anyway, I unistalled Nero essentials, and nothing changed, only the search bar disappeared.
While i was Add/Remove programs, it looks like most, if not all of my programs are there, I currently have a Malwarebytes scan running, it's going through all my files, despite the fact that if I go to My Doccuments, it's empty, only the default "my pictures" and "my music" folders are there.
It seens to be, only my account is doing this, the others have all their files in their documents.
I really don't know what is going on...
Sorry if I've missed any information out, of it's confusing, I wasn't too sure how to word this.
EDIT: Forgot to say, I'm using Windows XP
Edited by Ryuuga, 24 August 2010 - 01:29 PM.