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The issue I have is that I have been remotely updating a 2 year old laptop that belongs to my fiancee's mother so her son can play Minecraft,  She lives in the U.S. and I'm a U.K. resident.  Everything was going fine until I noticed the CPU suddenly started hitting 100% and staying there.  


Here's a list of what I had done before this happened:

- Installed Opera browser with adblock.

- Updated all Java platforms (32 and 64 bit) including online and offline versions.

- Adjusted the performance settings to best performance in advanced settings.

- Replaced AVG with Avast which updated and ran an initial scan showing no sign of infection.

- Installed, updated and ran malwarebytes which found 7 objects but quarantined them.

- Downloaded FTB launcher from Mojang.  This ran very well before that.

- Downloaded VLC media player (which is where I think I got it from).


This is what I have had her do:

- Start-up in safe mode.

- Uninstall Chrome, VLC and Firefox.

- Open up IE and disable and suspicious add-ons.

- Uncheck IE from the Windows features.

- The javaws.exe32 is not showing up in safe mode.

- She is currently running malwarebytes again in safe mode and I intend on getting her to so this a few times.


Can someone tell me if there is a way to permanently remove this virus from the system.  An issue I have is that this is going to have to occur via written instructions to her or through Teamviewer so I can remotely access her system.


Any help would be appreciated.


Thanks in advance.

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