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Computer slows down severely after adware/malware assault

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Hey folks,


I repost this by adding more information about what I am having trouble with.



Quite a while ago I ran into some adware(malware?) which caused my browser(IE) to be spammed with ads, put an unknown application on my desktop. As soon as I found the suspect programs which have been installed without my knowledge, I uninstalled via control panel. My laptop had massive trouble after the encounter. The assault hit IE hard as the browser had major issues, such as incorrect display, inability to access address bars and search bars, overlapping tabs, ... . Often IE closed without any warning. The adware did not have impact on IE only. Windows was slowed down in general. Maybe the most worrying issues was that from time to time windows would not shut down if asked, instead returned to the login screen.


Now, most of these flaws are actually gone. However, some of the issues still remain. Sometimes I am unable to shut down windows other than by the shut down button. Often webpages are running on 'slow script' and need to be 'recovered'. And, what is most annoying, windows is still slowed down a lot. The desktop need a lot of time to load, applications, most notable IE, are slowed down by quite a bit. 


I ran a Kaspersky full system scan, nothing found. Microsoft malicious removal tool - nothing found.

Malwarebytes did find several pup's. I put them into quarantine. Afterwards, I ran a FRST. (Strangely I am unable to copy/paste anything here, so I have to attach the files to my post.)


If you are familiar with adware & malware attacks, please let me know what I have to do to remove the threat definitely. Any help or advise will be very much appreciated.







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