Hello members (: Thanks in advance for helping me.
So, the first time I realised something was amiss was when searches in the Chrome Omnibar were redirecting to Yahoo. If I went to google.com to conduct a search, the ads at the top of the results page would flicker, and then seemed to change (font, size etc.).
I uninstalled and reinstalled Chrome, I signed out, I removed all my addons and extensions before reintroducing each one. I couldn't get to the root of the problem. After a quick search, it was suggested to use SpyHunter or Malwarebytes to resolve the problem.
SpyHunter dropped a massive list of threats after scanning only 1%. When it finally finished, there were many Red Threats, but there was the stinger: I would have to pay for the advanced version, or a license, or whatever it wanted, before removing these threats. As a poor student, I turned to an alternative. That's where Malwarebytes came in. I did a scan, it found some problems and asked me to proceed, which I did, and it claimed the problem was fixed.
Certainly, Chrome doesn't redirect at the minute, but I managed to stop it redirecting it before now; only for it to start again. I ran another SpyHunter scan, and it found all the same threats as before, which, it would seem, Malwarebytes had missed. Now, I haven't bequest any windfall since yesterday, and still can't afford SpuHunter's ransom.
So far (6%), SpyHunter has found 216 threats including Blekko (192 infections), searchinternet-a.akamahid.net (2 - this was the redirection I had noticed), Adware.Results Hub (22). so far. I'm concerned that there are a lot of threats there, that I hadn't noticed until the searchinternet one caused me some problems, so I obviously need a big clean up - but not an expensive one...
I am using Windows 10.
Awaiting your instructions.