I was downloading torrents and one program contained some spy/mal-ware. I ran a computer scan with CA Antivirus but no security threats or infected items were found. I then looked at other forums for people who had similar problems and decided to download various spy/mal-ware scanners. The first one I tried was Ad-Aware it found some unwanted objects and deleted them, after I restarted my computer Ad-Aware would not run, it seemed the virus or what ever I had disabled it. Soon after I kept getting IE pop-ups. My task manager was disabled "by the administrator", I could not access IE options and the search icon in the start menu was gone. I tried different spy and malware detectors and there are no more pop-ups and I can use task manager.
The search icon in the start menu is still gone and in different folders the search button in the top doesn't open a search. I am also unable to right click to look at the file attributes on my desktop. The object I suspected that gave me the problems is now showing (run-time error "75" Path/File access error) after I log in. The name of the program is Lincoln and has a logo like this one
Sorry for the length, any posts with possible solutions
would be greatly appreciated.