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I have found what to do. Downloading FRST and I have also done a full scan using spybot, adwcleaner, and malwarebytes. 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Scan Date: 12/27/2016
Scan Time: 3:58 AM
Administrator: Yes

Malware Database: v2016.12.27.02
Rootkit Database: v2016.11.20.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 10
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: monko

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 345102
Time Elapsed: 23 min, 58 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)



# AdwCleaner v6.041 - Logfile created 27/12/2016 at 04:28:23
# Updated on 16/12/2016 by Malwarebytes
# Database : 2016-12-26.3 [Local]
# Operating System : Windows 10 Home  (X64)
# Username : monko - MSI
# Running from : C:\Users\monko\Downloads\AdwCleaner (2).exe
# Mode: Scan
# Support : https://www.malwarebytes.com/support

***** [ Services ] *****

No malicious services found.

***** [ Folders ] *****

No malicious folders found.

***** [ Files ] *****

No malicious files found.

***** [ DLL ] *****

No malicious DLLs found.

***** [ WMI ] *****

No malicious keys found.

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****

No infected shortcut found.

***** [ Scheduled Tasks ] *****

No malicious task found.

***** [ Registry ] *****

No malicious registry entries found.

***** [ Web browsers ] *****

No malicious Firefox based browser items found.
Chrome pref Found:  [C:\Users\monko\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Secure Preferences ] - gnaghjfblmncnfgjddgelpkbhfdflicf

I forgot to save spybots.


I am currently doing FRST. 

Edited by Monkofpo
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Sorry for the delay. Just back from vacation myself this week and catching up.

The other cleaners are good, but "reg cleaner" is snake oil and can cause more harm than good.

Please read the following.

Do I need a Windows Registry Cleaner?

So are you okay at this time or do you think you still need some help?




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