Hey there friendly reader -
First of all thank you in advance for any help you all in this community can provide. From having read through several of these "help me fix my PC" threads, I recognize that this can be fairly involved. After attempting to get rid of the viruses myself and failing miserably, I am now prepared to ask for your help and do whatever is necessary to accomplish that task.
I thought everything on my computer was fine, until Windows Defender started flipping out and saying it had detected malicious information on my computer. It pointed to the Alurion virus. Tried to remove it... it keeps coming back, on the hour every hour. But now Windows Defender does not any longer claim it has found that virus. Not sure if I removed it successfully at some point, or if it has somehow managed to get around Windows Defender.
Ran MalwareBytes, and it found a couple of things. Removed them. But now every time I have my computer connected to the internet, MalwareBytes flashes a warning on my screen saying that it has "successfully blocked access to a potentially malicious website: (insert IP address here)".
I need some help. I'm not sure where to begin fixing this problem. I'm very computer savvy, but I'm not necessarily the greatest at keeping my computer clean or protected. A lot has changed over the years. The internet is a dirty place. lol.
Thanks in advance for any help. Your time and effort will be greatly appreciated.