I installed spyware doctor in the beleif it would help and it sort of did, however it asked for Avast to be removed which I did now I can not get Avast back on.
When I try to open internet explorer from the short cut it replicates the short cut.
I had trouble opening other programs but did a como fix which fixed most of it.
Then I found this site.
I also lost regedit and have run that from a .com version on my desktop.
Edited by malln2, 06 August 2011 - 03:08 PM.