All programs "open" in internet explorer - what virus is this? Vista User

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I am desperately seeking the help of anyone who can help me. While using my computer last week (it's been off for a week now as I was on vacation) almost all the icons on my desktop turned into internet explorer links, and all the programs on my computer (including my Norton Antivirus) will not open as they all are being "opened" with internet explorer. Whenever a program is opened the message that internet explorer is no longer working pops up. This includes Microsoft Word, iTunes, some parts of my control panel etc. My computer's operating system is Vista.
I am assuming this is a virus, but I have no idea what to do about it. Can anyone out there help me?
 
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