Stupidly I don't have aa restore point
This was caused by malware masquerading as a MS Security centre popup which attempted to get CC details byt attempting to force a sale of (obviously fake) malware removal software - I think it was called thinkpoint and I got rid of parts of it, but obviously not all
I managed to get back into the system but the following Symptoms remain:
Any program which tries to launch another program (for example clicking the change time option on the clock in the toolar) is stopped from doing so and a popup appears saying that my Internet Security Setting prevent this program from running. This also affects thingsu such as the Blizzard launcher for WoW as it can neither launch the downloader, nor if I do that step manually apply the patch.
I can't access services.msc as if I try to I am prevented from running the activeX controls on the page
If I search for anything in the start menu I get just one option called "Program" irrespective of what I search for if I try to run this I get the security settings popup
I really would appreciate any help I can get as I'd really rather not reinstall windows