My computer suddenly shut down immediately after booting and me launching Vbuzzer (my phone) and Outlook 2003. I have made no changes to the machine and it has worked well for months.
When I rebooted I noticed that MSE was not in the tray. I went to my programs and clicked it. It seemed to launch or at least the window came up. However, it is not in the tray and I'm not sure it booted as it used to do.
I scanned with MSE and found no virus, but I am spooked.
Can anyone suggest what may have happened and is there a fix?
EDIT: I was going to remove this, but it may be of value to others so I will leave it unless there are objections.
EDIT 2: I believe this is related to rootkit viruses I had: Mal/Generic - L and Mal/Generic - S. I found the free virus scanner SOPHOS http://www.sophos.com/en-us/. So much is better including speed.