Strange sounds coming through a computer can be hard to track down. We’ll start with the most obvious possible cause and work towards the more obscure.
The error message actually leads us down the path that we need to repair your installation of Internet Explorer.
Believe it or not… you can’t prove that you don’t have malware. But when your computer slows down, it doesn’t necessarily mean malware.
Temp files that you can’t delete are often safe. Still, I am concerned that one of your files sounds like it’s related to known malware. The first step is to clean up.
Malware not showing up in the Add/Remove Programs list doesn’t surprise me at all. After all, malware’s success is based on its ability to hide from you!
Malware is just software. It doesn’t destroy your computer hardware in any way. Some work, albeit perhaps significant work, will get you back up and running without needing to destroy anything.
Ransomware is often not easy to remove because it blocks you from your system. Restoring from a backup is the easiest recovery option, but I’ll look at a few more as well.
Even the best anti-virus and anti-spyware tools miss things. Malwarebytes Anti-malware has a good reputation for cleaning up some of the things that other tools don’t.
Unexpected browser redirection is often the result of malware – usually malware on your machine, but occasionally a problem with the site.