First off, let me start with an apology. I saw the stickied thread entitled "Do NOT follow instructions given to others" after I did precisely that... I googled how to get rid of System Check and found one of the threads where another use was helped. I downloaded aswMBR and ran it. Then I used task manager to shut off mcaffee and I ran ComboFix. It seems to have fixed the problem; all of my icons are back, start menu works, etc. But seeing the "Do NOT follow instructions given to others" thread after the fact has me worried. I just want to make sure everything is still ok with my system so I will post the aswMBR log below first, followed by the Combofix.txt. Again, I apologize for being a noob and following someone else's instructions.