For the last 5 days or so i have had constant freezing and crashing of applications - primarily firefox (waterfox). I only became suspicious the other day and found one of the problems to be searchou.com which installed with 'Privitize VPN' which itself was installed because of my impatience. I have removed privitize and, whilst going through the malware removal thread, corrected the google/webhp issue. After completing the steps in thread the issue has not been resolved. Any anti-virus sites load indefinitely and on the 2 occasions i activated the KB enforcer it found that the site was being redirected to a version of edgecastdn.net - that was Chrome. No browser loads any program at the moment. Then as per title when i ran Hitman Pro, the results showed 9 items and 77 threats, it crashed/began hanging at 99% whilst on a location that had produced at least item. I cancelled it so it may not be a full representation, it looked to me like it wasn't going anywhere, the same item was scanned for just under 7/8 minutes. I ignored the 77 threats as instructed so i am unsure what to do next. Any help would be appreciated and i have likely missed something i should have posted. I am also unable to do any system restores if that is related. Additional to that - i am having to use a borrowed laptop as i am unable to do anything on my browser as i have mentioned so the logs are not for this device - just so you know. Another additional - i have only been unable to go online since i began acting against the malware today, it has worked for short periods recently with the frequent not responding. Thanks.