I do not know whether it is relevant to my current issues, however, I'm assuming it is either the same thing as what I had 2 months ago, and I was either unsuccessful in deleting it then, or I just deleting a different infection that was more obvious.
On some day around christmas I first started getting random ads popping up even when my laptop was idle... no open programs and such.
Deleting it through Microsoft OneCare was hopeless as it seemed to simply recreate itself.
So after some researching and stuff, I ended up deleting some registry files that were known to forums as spyware/adware, as well as the files that were being created.
I thought I was successful, until a couple days later when I used my laptop again, I had another ad open up, and I haven't done anything since.
(If it will help identify the problem, I have my default browser set to Google Chrome, but the ads open in an IE browser, and pretty sure they are a rtrk.ca domain)
I have followed the prep guide that this forum offers for malware removal and requesting help, and here is the stuff
Thanks for any help I get