|I know that wiping the computer should be a last resort. I dealt with this exact problem at work for two days and couldn't get rid of it.|
When I was dealing with the problem I was unable to completely remove the virus. Everything would be fine for a week or two tops then the same thing all over again.
My company uses Symantec Endpoint antivirus and it wouldn't pickup anything. Tried Malwarebytes and also Sophos which both detected somethings but could not completely remove.
It hides all your desktop icons and start menu icons. You can use the search bar to access somethings, but control panel isn't one of them. However you can search for devices and printers and the back up to the control panel from there.
It also locks and adds the hidden attribute to the user's folder.
I would recommend a fresh install. If you have information that you need to save I can give you instructions on how to do so before the install.