Using ADD/REMOVE programs, I selected remove 'HAURI ViRobot 5.5'. The initial display showed it was removed and I installed 'BitDefender Antivirus Pro 2011'. There seemed to be no problems and all was well until I reviewed the ADD/REMOVE programs menu and discovered that ViRobot 5.5 was still there. I set a restore point and progressed to remove it again.
This time it disappeared from the ADD/REMOVE menu, however upon exiting I immediately discovered that my START PROGRAMS menu was reduced from 3 columns to 1 and the limited number of programs were not in the original order.
Next I discoverd that the 'RUN' command was gone and then that SYSTEM RECOVERY was compromised.
After executing SYSTEM RESTORE and selecting 'Restore my computer to an earlier time', then selecting NEXT, the calendar was not visible, selectable or functional.
I rebooted to SAFE-MODE and attempted SYSTEM RESTORE from there, but it exhibits the same condition. I have since used 'SYSTEM MECHANIC' to clean up the disk, defrag and check for MALWARE. I also downloaded 'ADVANCED SYSTEM CARE FREE' to do the same checks as 'SYSTEM MECHANIC' with the same results.
How can I recover my MENU, RUN, and SYSTEM RESTORE? The computer seems to be safe, clean, quick and functional otherwise.