XP SP2. On closing My Documents this morning, all my desktop shortcuts seemed to adopt new properties.
By left clicking, for example, on My Documents, it launches Properties with the associated Target/General/Sharing Tabs showing. By right clicking My Documents, options are presented to Open/Restore/Zip etc.. Left or right click on Open and ALL shortcuts on the Desktop are launched!!
System Restore freezes, the scroll key (in Firefox) Zooms in and out rather than scrolling the page and when browsing and most alphanumeric keys are disabled or result in an incorrect character being posted.
I've managed to produce an HJT log which shows up clear using the three available (though imperfect) on-line analyzers at Help2Go, Geeks and HijackThis.de.
The PC seemed perfect before weekend and this behaviour only started mid morning today.
Any suggestions, please, you guys??
(I have Avast, Windows Defender and PrevX running in real time, SpywareBlaster is installed and scans are carried out weekly using Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware and a-squared...all the latest signatures are installed)