I've had an issue with lots of ads and underlined words on websites that open spam/ads. Internet is incredibly slow and would freeze with bottom half of page always becoming blank with the blue swirling icon. I tried on my own to scan and find the virus but didn't find anything.
I scanned my laptop with the following:
Junkware Removal Tool
A neighbor in IT offered to help so I handed over my laptop. I believe he did more intense scans and maybe changes on some settings. Not sure exactly what was done. He had to travel due to work so he returned my laptop. Problems still exist and internet explorer was worse. A couple of days ago I restarted my laptop and saw an error pop up and quickly close. Just caught a glimpse that it was referring to internet explorer. When it completed restart I no longer had the internet explorer icon on my taskbar or in my quick start menu. I can't find the IE file anywhere, however I am able to open it through links in email. Not sure if this is a virus or changes in settings.
I would appreciate your help.
Here's my info on laptop and per posting instruction, the results of Farbar scans:
Dell Inspiron 5555
x64 based PC
Windows 10 Home