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yesterday I picked up some pretty nasty adware that was redirecting all my browsers to a traffic media . co website. after many hours and many scans with different programs, i finally found one that managed to pick up 20 infected files and removed them all. everything seemed like it was back to normal until today. I was on twitch.tv and I tried to click on a stream and I noticed there was a russian hyperlink over the entire webpage that once again was redirecting me to the traffic media co website. today scanning with malwarebytes and I'm finding nothing once again. any help would be appreciated 

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so far I've been unable to recreate it. but it's also not happening in chrome. yesterday I browsed all day without an issue so I really don't know how to recreate it. google chrome seems extremely slugging though, i'm gonna try removing and reinstalling it.

 

deleted chrome with revo uninstaller. I noticed some filenames that seemed suspicious. firefox is running beautifully! not sluggish or any signs of malware, but I wont get my hopes up yet.

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