Advice on malware...is NOT given in the O/S or hardware forums...the possibilities for bad advice are too great to allow members with no demonstrated/known expertise/experience in malware...to be issuing suggestions that may not be appropriate.
When such occurs in the O/S and hardware forums...chances are that such suggestions have subsequently caused the topic to be moved to an appropriate malware forum here at BC.
If you have been doing such...I suspect that those topics were later moved.
In the case of this topic...your suggestion was off the mark, since OP resolved issue without any involvement with malware software or assistance.
Ok,understood,i usually point people to the Am i infected section,i suppose i assumed that a basic virus scan that most people run anyway couldn't do much harm,i should prob look at the forum rules again,been 5 yrs since i read them..
.as it goes ive de malwared loads of computers with all kinds of tools with no problems for years,still point taken,i,ll point to am i infected as usual in future.