Hey bleepingcomputer, I'm hoping you guys can help me!
A while back my computer contracted what I'm pretty sure is called a redirect virus. When I search on Google, results I click on will randomly take me to what appears to be a scam site. Unfortunately I can't remember what the various sites names were, it really only happens about once a day.
Initially I didn't have a big issue with it, just a small irritation. The issue arose when I tried to remove it with various malware and virus removal programs such as Comodo and Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware. It appears that even after deleting all potential viruses, the problem still persists.
I used system restore and went to a point where the virus wasn't installed but that didn't help either.
I also read that redirect viruses can slow a computer down considerably, this is the real problem.
My computer slows to a crawl multiple times every hour. It's an old computer but used to run just fine for what I needed it for, but after deleting temps and cookies and defragging and everything else, it's just as slow as it was when I started.
The slowdown is getting unbearable
What do you say guys? Can you help me out?