WTM shows "b.exe" process running and "iexplorer" keeps popping up as app with blank window and a "chrome" ikon...
my active desktop has disappeared;
i can launch programs through WTM, file, new task run option only...
Windows explorer search reveals existence of "desktopset.exe"MFC...(never heard of it)
I downloaded HJT program...the intropage offered 'scan and create log' option... i hit that. subsequently, cannot find the log, and cannot open the program, (no permission, etc error)...
( a "ModemLog Agere Systems AC97 Modem" was created, a first, and not initiated by me and not associated with any operation on the modem)
first 'submit' of this post disappeared without trace
next attempt to 'preview' resulted in window erase
Issue is loss of desktop, taskbar, system tray, etc... suspect major infection
asking most humbly help.
I am sending this from a second machine (macbook)
I do have an update log from CA antivirus