Windows 7 start menu programs are displayed with Microsoft icon

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Dchorol

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In my windows 7 desktop, all the programs in the start menu is displayed with a Microsoft icon and not work
 
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It sounds like you may have been infected with some ransomware. The icons would change if thier file extensions were changed when your files were encrypted by the ransomware.
Try right clicking on one of the icons and selecting properties. What does it say beside "Type of File"?
You may need to head over to to the Virus & Other Malware Removal forum
 

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In addition to all the suggestions above.
Check and post
TSG System Information Utility - found here.
http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
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Download Security Check by screen317 from.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/securitycheck/
Save it to your Desktop.
Right click the install icon and select "Run as Administrator"
A command Prompt window will open.
Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
It should now open in Notepad.
Copy and Paste the result of the scan in the reply box below.

The saved log will be called checkup.txt.
 
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