Can’t find source of Chrome pop-up
Former IT guy here that is the default support guy for family, friends, and neighbors. I have run into a Chrome pop-up that I can’t overcome. When browsing sites, a new tab will pop up that suggests it is McAfee and that a virus was found. The web address alternates, but is most frequently basicfundamentals.co. I did all the standard chrome cleaning, and have tried blocking the sites within chrome. I searched my registry and the contents of all my files for basicfundamentals to see if that might find something, but it didn’t. I have run Vipre, Malwarebytes, and Spybot S&D and it’s not finding anything. I installed Guardio.io and was thrilled that it found the issue on the initial installation scan. However, it’s not resolved.
Now my browsing page is frequently being replaced with a Guardio warning that it blocked a pop-up for the exact same issue. All that really did was replace the content of interruption. It didn’t remove it.
Any thoughts on what to do next? Unfortunately I paid for Guardio as I thought it was the solution. I could keep going through AV software but I’m not sure what all will scan AND fix for free. Many want you to pay for the resolution. AVG? Total AV?
What about uninstalling Chrome? I’ve neve done that as a solution before, I’ve always found the issue. My concern is that that source won’t get uninstalled with Chrome and I’m not sure what all to clean up.