Windows 7 64-bit.
Hi, so you can say that I'm a victim that got suckered into something too good to be true.
Anyways, I installed something I shouldn't have, ran it, found out it was malware, uninstalled it, and now my Chrome is acting strangely on google search pages and on many other pages.
As of now, it's been popping up new windows, flashing "Get this extension!" exclusively whenever I click on normal links I've clicked before, opening a new window or tab that directs me to the web page I requsted while the old page turned into an ad for FileSecure(I believe it was this, I can't remember exactly the name), or in the search pages, a thin horizontal search bar appears on top, forcing everything I type in the google search in the page to automatically type into that, then redirecting me to bing. When that does happen, for a moment, it redirects me to play-bar.net before redirecting me to Bing.
I've googled up both instances of viruses and there's about 10 blogs for each of these viruses and how to remove them. And of course, that's good. Problem is, my problem isn't exactly matching up with their problems. They say you need to remove the extension, then uninstall the odd programs installed, then run malwarebytes, ADW Virus Scanner, Hitman Pro, then reset your chrome browser to defaults. I even uninstalled Chrome and reinstalled it, but the bug keeps coming back.
In short, I did all of that multiple times now. Well, not really. The extensions and uninstall steps I could not do because simply, the suspicious extensions and programs did not exist. I am entirely sure I know what each of the extensions are and what they do. As for programs, I know when it was installed so I checked the date of installations, and from that point and around until now, nothing suspicious, I know each and every program installed (except for the occasional Microsoft Visual C++ programs that keep getting installed by Adobe). My theory is that it's more of an extension that's hiding in one of my extensions or a folder that's running along with chrome that is causing the new tabs/windows and search bars.
Thank you for your help.