For a couple of days now I have not been able to use several of my desktop icons, Internet explorer, My computer, Recyle Bin and Network places no longer work. Once I double click on them the curser changes to an egg timer then the desktop turns blue and after a few seconds goes back to normal but nothing appears. However, I have Word on the desktop but this works when double clicked. If I go into safe mode then all the icons work as normal.
This all started when AVG anti virus identified 'Obfustat.UVE' and then trojan 'Generic8.KOT' and 'trojanhorsedownloader.agent.suo'. I followed the instructions from AVG and they all healed except the Obfustat one which repeatedly occurred over and over (now appears to be cured though).
I have tried tried to complete as much of the basic things from the forum posts (empting virus vaults, temporary internet files etc) but as I can not access the internet browser I am unable to get some of the spyware and programs that are suggested (I keep reading about hijackthis etc but can not download them). I have run Spybot and it picked up something called 'Alexa' and has now fixed this.
I am running Windows 2000 with AVG anti Virus and Zone Alarm. Any help as to how to go forward would be greatly appreciated.