So my husband clicked on something and uploaded a crazy awful virus onto our family laptop. I notice "Optimizer Pro" on our desktop and have googled that and it looks like that may be the thing he fell for?
I ran Malware bytes and Avast and they quarantined a bunch of stuff but we are still haviing issues - way way way slow browsers, internet explorer is basically unusable (although we usually use firefox).
Another major issue is that I tried to run HiJackThis, OTL, and DDS - but each of them are blocked from running. Two of them are a purple windows rectangle that first blocks it saying it's Windows Smart Screen, then says "This app can't run on your machine." I don't know if Windows Smart Screen is legit or not (because when I google it it seems legit), but I've never seen it previous to trying to work on this issue. I also tried to run the online ESET scanner, but on internet explorer, the eset.com page never loads, and when I use it from firefox, I get the "this app won't work" message.
You guys have been so helpful in the past - I'm definitely donating this time for your services, as we're getting into the upper handful of times you've helped. Thank you in advance for your service!