Anyway thanks so much for all your help.
I hope you have a great new year ahead,
Likewise to you and yours.
Your computer appears to be clean.
Now that you’re free from malware, as long as your computer seems to be running well, please follow these simple steps to tidy up you computer and decrease the likelihood of getting infected again:
- double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool
- click on Uninstall
- confirm with Yes.
Download & run Delfix
- download Delfix from here to remove many of the tools we've used during the cleaning process.
- ensure “Remove disinfection tools” is checked.
Also place a checkmark next to:
o Create registry backup
o Purge system restore
You can delete all other logs and programs we’ve used that are on your desktop. Just click on them and press Delete.
I notice that Windows updates are waiting to be installed. Click here for information on how to get the latest Windows updates:
SpywareBlaster. SpywareBlaster protects against bad ActiveX, it immunizes your PC against them. It blocks over 11,000 bad sites and uses no resources of your computer.
Update and run Malwarebytes. This really is an excellent program that you should also update and run on a regular basis, probably weekly.
Be careful when downloading free software. Many free programs come bundled with adware, many of which cause redirects/popups and verge on being malware. There is a program that automatically “unckecks” the boxes you may not notice when downloading programs.
Download and install Unchecky .
Note: The free version doesn't provide automatic updates but should be updated often, (at least weekly), as this infection has serious consequences. To update it manually, open the program, select the “Updates” menu then select Check for Updates to see if there are any available.
I also recommend that you read the following:
How to prevent malware by miekiemoes
Help! My computer is slow! by miekiemoes
Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet by Lawrence Abrams
I will keep this open for 24 hours in case you have any problems, after which I’ll close the topic.