Hello, although its my first post i've lurked in this forum for a while so thank you for the help in many problems to date.
Since i'm new i'm not sure if this is the right sections, apologies if i'm wrong.
I have an infection problem, i think.
I have 3 browsers installed in my pc, Vivaldi, which i believe is derived from chromium, Firefox and of course Edge. Suddenly a strange thing happened, all three browsers started taking me to a site called Ame.Avira. that looked like an ad for paid Avira. The weird thing is it was not when i clicked links but entire sections of the browsers UI had become a link, when i clicked on buttons in the browser i was redirected.
I did some research and found this sites giving advice:
The weird thing is i followed the advice but found nothing, i went to safe mode, checked extensions, host files, registry, there was no sign of the infection to remove!! I scanned with Avira, which i do have installed, Malwarebytes and ESET online scanner to have another opinion. Result: NOTHING. Somewhere along the way the effect dissappeared on its own, but the fact remains IT WAS THERE for 20 minutes or so.
I'm concerned as everything seems normal now but no infection was ever found or removed, it might still lurk.
Info: Running Windows 10 with the fall upgrade
Malwarebytes free version
Any info or advice would be appreciated