I had many problems after a download of unwanted programs. I removed them from being actively annoying. At first I used the System Uninstall Page to uninstall them. That did not work all that well, so I used AdwCleaner, FSS, HiJackThis, JRT, Malwarebytes (full scan), rkill, RogueKiller, SecurityCheck, and tdskiller. I disabled active protection while running these. That got them off from at least being active. However, in my Notification Area I still have many unwanted programs running:
FSS.exe (show up twice)
ImageStudi Tray Application (not a security issue as far as I'm aware, but I don't need/want it)
HitmanPro_x64.exe (not used anymore)
AvastUI.exe (not used anymore)
AdvancedSystemProtector.exe (likely one of the original causes of the problems)
Quarantine.exe (possibly associated with Malwarebytes and to be kept)
cltmngui.exe (might be fine)
I have done registry searches for some of these and have not been able to find them. I have also done Task Searches for many of them. I have run msconfig to try to find them as well.
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1
These probably can't do much anymore, but I'd like to see the non-essential ones removed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.