Some of the Icons in my Start Menu and on Desktop suddenly not working on my Windows 7 desktop computer. On some newly downloaded programs - the new icons in Start and on Desktop don't work. I download other new programs and both the Start menu and desktop icons do work. A couple of older programs start menu icons don't work anymore either.
Also, If I try to go around this problem by going to the program file and clicking the program.exe - nothing happens. Simply can't access the program at all.The programs are there, I just can't access it.
For Example, my Filehippo.com update notifier program suddenly would'nt open anymore from icons or exe. file. So I uninstalled it and re-downloaded it three separate times and the icons and exe's wouldn't work any time. Then I downloaded a different update notifier program and all the icons work fine. Very weird.
Luckily the new HP printer I installed is accessible by going to the control panel - devices/printers and clicking the icon there. The printer actually prints from Word etc. I just cant get the actual program to open - even the exe. locations!
I have had some viruses lately on an awful cloud backup program. Also AVG found a "jdi backup limited" virus. I have run Malwarebytes, AVG, and Spyware Terminator and they are gone now but this might be from them.
I have been looking at Properties of the desktop icons, comparing icons that don't open to the icon of a program that does for any differences. Dont recognize any...
Edited by Much Perplexed, 20 June 2014 - 04:09 PM.