I installed Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 form the Microsoft website earlier. I was instructed to reboot after the install. After the computer rebooted, I was suprised to see a stack of error messages and the System Fix screen telling me about multiple problems. I have also lost all desktop shortcuts and everything in the START menu as well as all of the Quick Launch icons. Everything is still on the computer, but can only be found by going to Computer>Users>,>,>, and finding the files. The OS is Windows 7, 64 Bit. I have tried to follow all of the steps on the 5 steps guide. I ran Malwarebytes and the popups and associated errors are now gone, but None of my Desktop or Start Menu are restored. The log follows: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 18.104.22.1680 www.malwarebytes.org Database version: 8310 Windows 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421 12/4/2011 2:19:12 PM mbam-log-2011-12-04 (14-19-12).txt Scan type: Quick scan Objects scanned: 178516 Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 47 second(s) Memory Processes Infected: 0 Memory Modules Infected: 0 Registry Keys Infected: 0 Registry Values Infected: 0 Registry Data Items Infected: 2 Folders Infected: 0 Files Infected: 2 Memory Processes Infected: (No malicious items detected) Memory Modules Infected: (No malicious items detected) Registry Keys Infected: (No malicious items detected) Registry Values Infected: (No malicious items detected) Registry Data Items Infected: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_ShowMyComputer (PUM.Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (0) Good: (1) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_ShowSearch (PUM.Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (0) Good: (1) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. Folders Infected: (No malicious items detected) Files Infected: c:\Users\billy gandy\AppData\Local\Temp\7095.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. c:\Users\billy gandy\AppData\Local\Temp\googleupdate.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. I then ran GMER but the log it created was empty? I then proceeded to run DDS, but all I get is a notepad screen with a bunch of crazy symbols. I am not sure how to disable script blocking protection. Thanks in advance for any help.