About a month ago, I was reading a Malwarebytes-related topic in this forum, which contained a VirusTotal link to malware, and ever since clicking on that link out of curiosity (stupid, I know), the spinning dot while loading forum pages has been slow or unresponsive.
Oftentimes I have to click the cancel button to make the spinning dot stop, which may or may not load the page, and if the latter, I have to click reload as well, which is rather annoying.
I have scanned my system with all my anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-exploit/ransomware etc. tools, and even disk image restored my system with Acronis True Image 2017, but the issue persists.
As such, I am thinking of reinstalling Windows 10 in conjunction with the upcoming Fall Creators Update.
And hence, my question is as follows;
Can clicking on a VirusTotal link to malware cause slowness or unresponsiveness?
Thank you very much in advance!
Edited by midimusicman79, 05 August 2017 - 10:34 AM.