I got this virus which calls itself "GoSSave 3.0," more commonly known as the Go Save Virus. It is a Google-Chrome extension that installs itself without permission and carries out many harmful activities. It is undetectable by an anti-virus (I did run a full scan), and unremovable via basic methods. As described by MiTechMate,
"... Go Save changes your default home page to an unwanted website, it redirects your browser to some insecure domains, displays excessive amounts of pop-up ads on your screen and so on. Apart from that, Go Save virus can also download other malware infections onto your computer, like trojan viruses, worms, keyloggers, police ransomware. More seriously, Go Save virus is good at tracking your surfing habits. If you don't take any feasible measure to get rid of it, it may even secretly steal your personal information."
So far, I've only gotten the ads. I click somewhere, anywhere in Chrome, and once in a while it will redirect me to some random (harmful or spamful) website. I've detected the virus early, so probably it is at its early stages. I think I got it a few days ago, not exactly sure from where.
I've tried to follow the steps shown in the link above, but it mostly seems like a false-hope guide in order to draw you into live chat (they even blur out the text in the screenshots so that you have to figure things out on your own). It is a rhetoric to attract customers. Customers because they'll chat with you for a while and then give you a link where they list their "plans" for their services. One-time service cost $65 - I can't afford that. They did make a fair point though - most other services charge far more. Last time it cost $400 to fix a simple issue, so 65 isn't so bad in comparison.
Why am I writing this here? Well, because I don't see Brilliant as just a website where people share and solve math and physics problems. I see it as an intellectual community of respectful individuals who are willing to help each other out in time of need (as I've witnessed throughout multiple occasions in time being). So please, if there are any people who are good at virus sniping, I ask of your help. Otherwise, I may have to go with the 65$ option after all.
Noticed "GS_Booster.exe" as an unknown file in Windows Task Manager, turned out to be a virus. Solution details by FreeFixer.com.
This could be a by-product of our big virus here. The curing continues...