I bought a brand new Dell Inspiron 15 7567 laptop factory sealed and new. I booted it up went through the install process and finally logged in. Opened the edge browser and went to Youtube to play some music, all is working well. I wanted to install Atmel studio 7 and clicked on the link to download it, while that is happening another tab opens and redirects me to a fake site and asks me to download adobe flashplayer but the site in not by Adobe. This keeps happening every time I click any link on the website. I tried other websites with the same result. Same result in Google Chrome as well.
Now the really fun part. Getting rid of this adware or malware.
Restoring the PC to state I got it in, nothing changed, same problem.
Resetting the PC! Didn't get rid of the malware. (Multiple times)
Downloaded a separate Window 10 ISO burned it USB drive and Installed with keep Nothing option. Didn't work either
Formatted the entire HDD and installed Windows 10. This as a fresh as it gets, still no joy. (Multiple times)
Tried Ubuntu without installing (There is an option for that), opened Firefox and went to the Atmel site again. Surely the redirect malware can't work here right? Wrong! It still opens another tab and redirects me to another fake website.
Where is this malware hiding to avoid a complete nuke of the system? Is it in the BIOS or the MBR. I read that these malware can survive in these places even after completed nuking of the system. The redirect happens through "onclickrev.com" to a fake website for adobe or some ads about stupid weight loss methods. I used MalwareBytes, Kaspersky to scan for any boot or root kit in the MBR. Couldn't find one that checks BIOS.
I remember that the Laptop crashed with BSOD during an update install by Dell. That was the only weird thing that happened before the adware/malware started showing up.
What should I do? How can I remove it? Is replacement my only hope? I can't trust this computer at all for any type of online payment or banking.
TL;DR: A redirect malware infected my new laptop. Tried almost every method to get rid of it! Are there more methods?
EDIT: Apparently the onclickrev.com is redirect virus of some sort, found some people experiencing the same problem (None of them tried OS reinstall). Some of the solutions provided by websites (the sites appears to be not trust worthy either) to remove this virus looks suspicious. I can't figure out how this thing can still be in the system after a complete reinstall. Google search 'onclickrev.com removal' and see what comes up!
The redirect url for this advertisement virus or malware is