I have a very strange problem indeed. On my desktop certain programs have changed their icons to the standard icon picture. When clicked on they say the item this shortcut refers to has been either changed or moved. I have not deleted any files to the best of my knowledge. When I go to the target location indicated in the shortcut properties the files and folders are, indeed, not there. There doesn't seem to be any pattern as to what programs are effected and what aren't. Some are game files, others are utilities software such as Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel. I fear it may be a virus or malware so I've run a scan using Malwarebytes both in normal and safe mode and a scan using Windows Defender but so far I've come up with nothing. Here are my system specs:
Edition: Windows 10 Home
OS Build: 14393.1198
Product ID: 00325-95943-90030-AAOEM
Processor: Intel® Core i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60 GHz
RAM 16.0 Gb (15.9Gb useable)
System type: 64 bit, x64 processor
I'm hoping someone can help. I'm worried it might delete something important next.
Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 27 May 2017 - 05:10 PM.
Moved from Win 10 to 'Am I infected?'