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Hi guys,

Been using the site for a while now, never had to use the forum before but you seem to be able to fix everything so some help with this would be greatly appreciated if you can.

Right, yesterday I was browsing and noticed that Java had been started. More or less straight away I got one of them notices 'you are infected'. Now before disconnecting the internet I came to the site and tried to download the software but something kept redirecting me to other websites. Basically anything that could be perceived as a threat I suppose. I have now disconnected from the net. I used Mcafee to scan the system but it found nothng and after a restart the 'threat' pop ups stopped.

I managed to run a HiJackThis scan and have got a logfile if needed. I then found a copy of MalwareBytes on my machine and installed it, however only managing to run the program after changing its name to winlogin.exe, however I did not update as I could not see it being able to reach the update from my other attempts to visit similar websites. The software found a number of threats, however struggled to remove 2 and told me they would removed upon a system restart.

Since then my machine simply refuses to reach the log in screen.

Hope you can help, thanks again,


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