I kind of got scammed online and forced to go to some less reputable sites. My PC was fine after this but when I removed a chat program and another recently installed program I think a msg about active desktop popped up and a side bar on the left of my desktop. I got rid of it easily enough. Now none of my shortcuts, desktop ini, exe files, or most files will not open. My icons lost their pictures or the .txt and .doc files reverted to an older version. I can open mozilla and ran bitdefender and malwarebytes from my networked PC and found no virus on the root drive. I am thinking I have a corrupt windows file. I can not run anything through Run as it says the same as when I try to open an exe program. Is there an online site that will check my windows files or a program that will do the same as the system file checker that I can specify the root drive so that I can select my networked PC? Thanks for any help I don't want to reformat and its bad enough I got scammed already.