thank you for the reply and helping me clean and secure my laptop.
I read the entire post, cleaned with OTC, disabled and enabled system restore.
Also thank you for all the extra information you gave me.
Just a few questions about them.
1) I have used Winpatrol once before, but I couldnt understand if its messages were because of some routine thing or because something like virus. So I stopped using it.
2) Regarding alternative browser, I have Firefox, but it takes exceptionally long time to open (20-30 sec) so I am not using it. I will try uninstalling and installing it once but that hasnt helped me in past. So is Opera safer than IE?
Thank you once again.