I noticed that my laptop with Windows XP was having trouble with Google. Today I ran a google search and started getting redirected to pay sites. I ran malwarebytes and it showed one infection which I selected to fix. I restarted and got a "Windows XP Security Alarm". I ignored this and ran Spybot. While running Spybot, my icons on the desktop began to disappear, then the computer shut down completely. Now I have only the Recycle Bin and Internet Explorer on my desktop and under "all programs" on the start menu, everything except my word processing program is gone. Have I lost most of my OS?
Edited by Orange Blossom, 10 May 2011 - 10:41 PM.
Moved to AII from XP. ~ OB