September 7, 2021

malwarebytes help needed

I noticed my pc was slowing down suddenly few days ago Also i noticed my browser is showing ad when i search now which previously wouldn’t, I already had Protegent AV Cloud preinstalled which detected trojan which it quarantined but everyday a new one pops up, After that I installed malwarebytes trial one it showed 13 Adware.SearchEngineHijack they are all quarantined.

If it matters I use microsoft edge. i use this pc for RDP work and general google and reddit searches so i’m scared if it affects my work pc.

**is there a way to handle this? would a total PC factory setting solved this?**

**Also would using only windows defender + Protegent AV Cloud without malwarebytes be okay?**

**my dilemma is that malwarebytes costs almost $40 annually which is way out of my budget, should i purchase other AV like Kaspersky Total Security or Bitdefender Total Security which seems a cheaper as compared to malwarebytes .**

*** Protegent detected trojan (keeps multiplying everyday which a virus does i guess), malwarebytes detected Adware no mention of trojan, Avast was showing DNS issue only, Mcafee showed nothing.



If more clarification is needed pls tell.


Protegent is an joke of an AV, its so bad it has turned into an meme, last time I checked they used the clam engine which hasnt updated its databases in over 5 years

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