My problem first started about 4 weeks ago when malware got through my computer's defenses and started infecting my browsers with ads and tried to take over my browser completely by calling itself "search.protectdio" of course I knew this was BS and I used ADWcleaner to wipe it out, but it would always come back and we sort of did a tug-of-war where I would clean it up once signs of it were showing up again as well as unchecking proxy settings whenever I had trouble connecting to the internet.
Finally without me realizing it had managed to shut down my computer without my input and that's when I realized it not only broke through once again but this time after cleaning it with other antivirus programs such as MalwareBytes and confirming all traces of malware were gone for good, it had done serious damage to my computer's ability to access the internet at all;whether it'd be firefox, google chrome, or playing steam games.
I am definitely certain that this issue is with my desktop alone since I'm posting this message with my laptop and other computers/devices can access my home network.
For a while I checked and tried many things; resetting the HOSTS txt after I found odd and unusual values in its place, tried sfc/scannow but instead of scanning for any problems all i get is "windows resource protection could not start the repair service" and resetting the IPconfig, flushing the DNS and all that.
This has given me a great deal of stress and I feel like I'm at my wit's end here.
But the one thing I haven't tried yet is reaching out to you guys, showing the results of when I use something like MiniToolBox and I was wondering if you've encountered something like this before and if you had any suggestions on how I can fix my problem?