Had nothing to do with any of that!
I started to have problems like this - Gadget black error
- little before I had this problem.
After trying to solve both problems I noticed the solutions proposed had to do with altering the same directory in regedit, so I wondered if both problems were caused by the same thing.
I had recently firewall-blocked a program from connecting with the internet that had entered my PC somehow near the same time the gadget problem appeared but neither my AV nor malwarebytes found harmful, so I let them be. It kept asking me to connect to the internet so I blocked it, and the second problem appeared...
The program had the name "Nice Wares" and was running in the processes. The blocked programs were called that way but the name of the files were "lqyvua.exe" in the C:\Windows directory and "lpd.exe" (or was it ldp?) in User\appdata\local\temp.
These 2 files were making 3 programs run at startup - the 2 files and another called "nwares.exe" or something like that, dependent on lqyvua.exe.
I checked again with the AV and MWB and nothing. So I just stopped the process and deleted them, made a new admin user account that had none of the problems above, exported the Internet settings directory (where both problems were located), deleted the same on my main user account and ran the .reg I exported before.
And since then I started the PC 3 times and gadgets ok and no more windows security thingy.
(I had done the reg thing before deleting the referred files with no results, at startup it the problems would be there again)
I guess it was some kind of new malware, I haven't found anything on the web about them....
P.S.: Should I do anything to report this apparent malware? How do I do it?