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Hello all,

It seems my computer is completely infested with malware, though to be fair I'm not exactly sure that it's that as opposed to spyware, or even just a normal virus.

Here's what I know:

My internet browser has been opening up for no reason, showing ads, and just recently my OS (Windows Vista Home Premium SP1) displayed a message saying that Windows was recovering from a serious error and would be restarted in one minute. It never did restart, but within seconds my entire screen went a sort of beige color, and I lost all control over the interface. After restarting and running a full system scan, AVG Free Edition (v 9.0) detected and deleted some 55 infections. After this, it detected a long list of Trojans, and apparently deleted this. Since that point I did some research and was told that what I was now dealing with was malware that is in my system and that AVG is unable to deal with. I tried downloading and running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, but am unable to start a scan. When I do, the program suddenly terminates and I am unable to start it again using the shortcut. I've tried re-naming the .exe file as well as the installation file, neither of which have worked. Following advice I found on a forum (http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6132_102-0.html?threadID=340122), I downloaded Hijack This and attempted to run a scan and make a log. That, too, was unable to run. The program just terminated suddenly.

Please help! I have no idea what to do!

Any help would be greatly appreciated,


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