I recently noticed my laptop running very slow, especially when using Youtube videos. I deleted some old junk to free up some memory but that didn't help. Defragged my laptop and ran several virus scans, but no improvment and nothing found on the scans. I found a new program installed on my laptop called "Spigot Search Protection" which I uninstalled. No improvement after this. I then noticed about a dozen processes running on my Task Manager that appeared to be Google Chrome windows. They were using up a ton of memory... and I use Firefox not chrome so I thought it was weird. I uninstalled Google chrome, but they remained open and listed as google chrome programs. I opened the file location and ran a virus scan directly, and it came back with no threats detected (I ran Kaspersky). The image name for each process that is running is Lnzdypqnuf.exe*32 and appears as a GoogleChrome file.
At this time I did a Google search and came up with this website (it seems others have had the exact same problem). I saw that each case should be handled specifically, so I decided to register and post instead of trying to figure it out myself.
If anyone can assist me with getting rid of this problem I would greatly appreciate it. I have never downloaded a virus before, and do not open ads or clickbait on websites. I do use Utorrent once in awhile and expect that is how I downloaded this virus.