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My Google page changed, think I got infected - Please help

I got a brand new laptop yesterday, spent the entire night transfering all files, installing all apps/updates and unninstalling bloatware (unninstalled McAfee that came with the laptop and installed Bitdefender).

In the middle of all this, I went to open Chrome and suddently I noticed my Google page looked something like this (not a PrtScreen):

And whenever I search something, the results look nothing like they normally look.

Obviously Google doesn't look like this, so obviously I must've got some infection somehow. So I installed Bitdefender and MalwareBytes, and combined they found like 4 or 5 issues that were easily fixed (can't remember the names exactly, but I know one of the infections was a "INetCookie" or something like that in my AppData folder). After that it still shows google like that...

It can't be the USB drives I used to transfer files and apps, because I used Bitdefender on another computer to scan for viruses and found nothing. I also tried clearing cache, history and cookies...nothing. Formatting OS is not an option, this happened while I was preparing everything to make the backup like I wanted it to be...which was probably my biggest mistake, now that I think about it :(

I'm at a loss here, could somebody please help me?

Thank you for your time.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS N53Jq-SX145V
    Intel Core i7 740QM, 1.73GHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GT 425M VRAM 1GB


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Random thoughts:

Did you set Chrome with a desired homepage after installation ? Was Chrome part of the file transfer or a new download of Chrome ?

Run AdwCleaner https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/

Or uninstall Chrome and run a scan. Should be able to save your Chrome data. Then reinstall.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 64bit
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Intel i3, 2348
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD3000

Borg 386

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In addition to running AdwCleaner, it might be a good idea to d/l & run a scan with Malwarebytes. The free version will work fine, just be sure to uncheck "start free pro version trial" box when the installation is finished.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model
    It's a Dell, Dude.
    Intel Caffinated Core Duo
    Father is bored too.
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia something-or-another
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" HD TV/Monitor/Alternative Dimensional Viewing Portal
    Screen Resolution
    Fuzzy after a couple drinks
    Hard Drives
    2 or 3, depending on if it's a night they're arguing about having a "split personality crisis" because I partitioned the drive.
    Don't get on my case....man
    Scotch on the rocks on the weekends..
    Mad Catz Cyborg V7. Or maybe Cyborg Catz Are Mad At V7's??? I know it lights up...far out.
    currently being stalked by the cat...
    Internet Speed
    Never fast enough...
    Defeated by Mario...wait...OH...BRowser...

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