My computer somehow got infected with an adware that prompts that i am under security risk:
It also changes IE home page as follows:
I checked registry's run and runonce of no avail. My symantec antivirus didn't fing anything either. On the internet all the advise includes downloading of some software which I didn't like. I wanted to manually eliminate that beast.
So I looked at c:\windows\system32 to see if I get some clue. On one of the webpages it mentioned about mssearchnet.exe. When I saw it in system32, I got suspicious. I also noticed that nvctrl.exe, stickrep.dll and dfrgsrv.exe appeared there on the same day (04/05/2006):
I tried to delete them right there but couldn't since they were already running:
I started regedit to see where they were hiding:
I deleted them from the registry but it was of no use since somehow they added themself back.
So, i restarted my PC in command prompt mode. There I deleted all those bastards with our good old del command. Now peace reigns again :)