I spent part of yesterday defragging and running all my AV and spyware programs. Everything was clean until I ran PestPatrol, which found a pest named CWS.GoogleMS.3 located in: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\xxxtoolbar.com. I Googled the xxxtoolbar to try to get some info on it, but all I could find were removal instructions, which I went through, but I didn't have any of the associated files. I set a reatore point and went ahead and deleted it. Here are my questions:
When I went into that Domains Registry, I was shocked by the long list of what appeared to be porn-related entries. I'd like to know
1.) Where could these have come from?
2.) Is there anything in that folder that should not be deleted?
3.) Is the folder itself necessary?
I tried to Google that Registry folder too, to find out it's purpose, but no luck with that either.