I have been toiling over what ever screwed up my machine since 5/10. I lost all icons, task manager, admin tools, etc. Things common to malware or being hijacked. I have Eset Nod32, Spybot S&D, MBAM. Ran all in safe mode and normal. They caught somethings but the computer is still not working correctly. I recovered my admin tools with a tip from BC but still program menus show empty. No more redirect of FF & Google but things are still acting weird.
I wonder if I screwed my system up myself or the computer still has hidden issues (I know I sure do!!)