I had adware/spyware on my computer called "Prositefinder.exe," that wasn't removable by running my "protection" programs (spybot, spysweeper, cwshredder etc.). It had three instances of itself in my task manager process screen, and when i deleted one, the other two would replace it. So after searching for awhile I found out to completely remove it, you had to do a search through you entire registry and delete each instance of this value, this worked perfectly. But I maid the mistake of thinking "well if this worked so perfectly maybe i could remove other spyware like this." THis is where the problem started
I opened regedit and did a search through my whole registry for "Searchassistant," looking for internet hijackers that took over my searches such as 180 search assistant, hoping deleting the values would successfully remove the problem for good. Well while searching my entire registry i did find some instances of 180 search assistant but i also found values called "SrchUI.SearchAssistant.1" and "SearchAssistantOC." After i deleted maybe 7-10 of these values, I started wondering how come there were so many of them (since i wasn't even 1/4 of the way done searching my registry and prositefinder had only about a total of 7-10 instances), so i looked it up and found it it was a microsoft value.
Everything was ok until I restarted my computer that is when the problems started appearing. When i try WMD i get internal application error, my norton internet security and antivirus don't launch because ccAPP failed to load, when i go to start search there is no search bar for me to search, and my explored ctrl+f find feature isn't working. And due to some attempts at system restore and using the ASO program restore feature, my windows original System Restore only shows a blank screen when i try to pull it up.
Does anyone know how to replace these values, or at least fix system restore. Any advice will help thanks