also, my MS Word docs do pop up in a taskbar search but when I click to open they are blank. So maybe there is some kind of masking virus at work...
I switched on my Windows 7 laptop around an hour ago to find that my desktop had completely changed, most icons have gone missing or hidden. Pretty much the rest of my files has gone missing as well, chrome required me to log in, all my usernames and favourites have been forgotten by chrome, my browsing histories have been wiped.
I did an AVG svan and nothing came up.
I Googled around a bit and this feels a lot like the symptoms of the Windows Restore virus, only there's no indication of that (eg Windows Restore windows) on my computer at the moment.
I've restarted about 5 times, nothing changes.