"Start / all programs ' is empty

Where is my list of programs?  Click Start, point to all programs, he said only: .  I had Windows Repair malware infect my computer at about the same time has been observed.  I got everything except my list all programs.


You could try a system restore to a point before being infected.  In my opinion, you should probably flatten and rebuild the box...


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