SpeakToText by CoolSoft: http://download.cnet.com/SpeakToText/3000-7239_4-10352619.html ?
If so, I just download the more than 6MB setup file of that program and scan using Virustotal but nothing is found:
And also let it scan the decompressed installer:
However, the installer of this program will offer to download other module and component to use all features. Did you download those additional module?
Try to re-install the programs that become corrupted (e.g. Adobe products). Then try to use program like free for personal use, FreeUndelete that will scan the drive for deleted files and hopefully you can recover them.
I'd like to suggest also to scan using Malwarebytes' Antimalware or A-squared Free to check if there's really nothing in the system.
I downloaded 'Speak to Text' from CNET a couple of nights ago, and when I attempted to install, my AVG informed me of 2 trojans in the file. I attempted to quarantine, but was told that it had failed. I stopped the installation, and received a message telling me to restart the PC.
This I did, but when I've restarted, most of my .exe program files and program shortcuts now dont link to the program. All Adobe products are missing, and a lot of files that I'd downloaded for work have been wiped and cant be found. AVG also crashed and wont start, along with Windows defender. Neither of these programs can be found in add/remove programs.
I've run various online scanners, Spybot S&D, MS Security essentials in both normal and safe mode, and detected nothing. System restore will only take me back as far as this morning, which is no good at all.....
I'm using a Toshiba Satelitte L300 laptop with Vista home premium installed, which is updated regularly - as was AV and spybot.
Any ideas on whats happened - and more importantly, what I can do to fix it short of a complete restore...