You can make them yourself. You didn't mention if the programs were in your start menu but, if they are, you can copy/paste these to your desktop. You can also create a new shortcut on your desktop and navigate to the executable file for each program. Tedious, but it works.
hello all - after installing a malware program my laptop (running Win7) suffered. With some difficulty, I uninstalled it but its legacy was to de-activate 'short-cuts'. Suggestions please as to how to re-activate 'short-cuts'. I have run two malware progs, a registry clean and a System Restore to a week back. thanx - pcwoe