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Sorry if this has been discussed already. I was online and then I all of the sudden got redirected to one of those FBI scamsites that lock up your browser and tell you to pay up and stuff. After ending the task through the task manager, I immediately updated my AV (Malwarebytes of course) and scanned it. The scan turned out to not find anything. However, seeing as I'm paranoid, I wanna know if I'm safe. Have I gotten a virus that my AV can't detect or not. Basically, I'm asking if I should reformat my computer or not. Thanks for your replies and happy new year!
Just today I was with my brother when he turned on his computer to find that his profile was gone and replaced with a windows profile for "Johnny". We assumed that this is the person that last owned the computer, but we have had no luck trying to contact that person again. Since I felt impatient, I have tried going around the pass word by pressing the F8 key to get to safe mode with command prompts but found that I was lead back to the Window's profile list showing just Johnny. I have tried every safe mode option but the computer refuses to boot in safe mode. Additionally, I have tried the "repair your computer" option and I am given a list of two profiles that I could choose to enter a password for (neither of them that I know). There seems to be no way of getting around this. I have followed the steps from this thread but as I just said I was unable to progress past "repair your computer" due to the password. I have a good USB clear and ready if it needs to be used.