I am working on my son's laptop because he attempted to install something for Minecraft, but per my instructions he read what was installing and cancelled the install before it got going, but apparently it had already installed some crap on his machine. The first symptom was that Chrome was gone from the machine and would not reinstall. I also could not run any malware removal programs. Additionally, Internet Explorer looks really funky (see pic below).
My next step was to do a system restore. It said that it failed, but I could clearly see that it had (at least mostly) worked. I was able to install Chrome again. I was able to download and run some malware removal tools. However, my concern is that the Internet Explorer remains like above. Any ideas what the heck this is on the laptop and how to get rid of it? I am currently running Malwarebytes on the machine to see what it finds. QuickSurf is one item it found.