Had a cruddy run in with a fake antispyware program getting installed. Was able to remove it via Mbam. I did also find a registry entry via Hijack that was no good so I got rid of that too. Although now certain programs(WoW, iTunesstore) are not able to connect via their programs. I am able to go online perfectly fine...obviously but I am not able to pin down the reason for them not being able to update. Also, I was able to update Avast for some reason.
Any help is most appreciated, thank you.