I have been looking all over the internet, to remove this Google Chrome based malware. I have encountered such malwares in the past, and I was able to remove it by disabling the extensions, delete them from the chrome's folder and even removing them from registry. But this malware by "AdFreeApp" has no trace in my extension and have taken over my web pages, it shows up on my google search, pop ups, whenever I open a new link. Although I'm using the popular AdBlock extension (which is the only active extension on my chrome right now), disabling that doesn't work even.
Online somewhere it was recommended to download adwcleaner, but I'm scared as whether it is even safe and will resolve my issue.
Firstly, I was looking for a systematic way to first of all remove such Malware without possible using any such tools.
Secondly, if there's a way to prevent them completely. Can sandboxing of Google chrome work in windows 8 and help resolve this issue?