When i checked add/remove software i saw antispywarebot, which alerted me to search further. i uninstalled antispywarebot, then checked the registry where i found many, many entries for names such as adultgambling, antispywarebox, antispywaredeluxe, etc etc.
HJT log attached, malwarebytes scan showed nothing. spybot, adaware all up to date and showing no infections. AV is AVG, up to date and showing no infections.
any help greatly appreciated!