I would like to thank you for your help. I did a full recovery and everything is now fine.
What a pain in the butt! Why oh why do people do this crap !! Just to make people miserable??
I think I have most of my programs reloaded and am still working on little things little by little.
Thank you again and any suggestions on antivirus? Antimalware? etc? I have no faith in Symantec now as they had supposedly removed this but obviously didn't get the whole thing!