Edit: Signs of Infection, D'oh!
Hello! I'd always view BC as a spectator but sadly now I'm posting for help. It started about a month ago. I needed a file patch and (probably) clicked one of the dozen or so fake "download" buttons on the webpage. Went ahead and (stupidly) downloaded the file even after it told me there would be other files bundled in. Immediately after the download my internet security blew a gasket, quarantined a bunch of files, and I thought that was the end of it. Then I started getting a bunch of ads appearing out of nowhere on my browser screen. New tabs would just open and there'd be an ad. Ran MBAM, discovered a bunch of extra stuff my (paid, grrrrr) security software missed, and deleted. A week later, my credit cards were being used in different states around the country.
So, after handling all the fraud mess, I ran a system restore on my PC and hoped for a clean slate. Now my PC is getting weird again. When I turned it on this afternoon, my internet was disconnected and all my anti-malware programs were disabled. Fixed those without issue, but now I'm starting to get the ads again.......they just create new tabs out of nowhere.
Downloaded MBAM again, search came up with nothing.
Downloaded MB Anti-Rootkit, nothing.
Downloaded AdwCleaner, nothing.
Downloaded rkill, nothing but there were about a dozen or so notes under the Miscellaneous tab in the report file.
I'm running Win10
Is it possible I'm just on a website that allows intrusive ads? I really don't want to go through this again.
Edited by neonchessboard, 19 January 2017 - 11:15 PM.