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This definitely couldn't hurt.

Also, if you STILL can't get Windows to re-activate, you can always just call the 1-800 number, and activate over the phone. Literally just takes a few minutes tops, and you'll be genuine again.
how would i open a command prompt window?
    
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F8 during boot
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how would i open a command prompt window?
Hold Windows key and press R on your keyboard, type cmd.exe, hit Enter (assuming you're doing this in Windows?).
    
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how would i open a command prompt window?
Start > All Programs > Accessories

In the accessories menu right-click the command prompt application and select "Run as Administrator"
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Truthfully, if you can download and install superantispyware from filehippo.com or superantispyware.com and run the complete scan it will remove the infected files and startup entries, etc. I would repeat the scan and system reboot until you get a clean scan, but usually only takes one scan. An avast boot time scan would be good to run after the system is clean to make sure no files are left behind.
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scanning the system files now, i love all you guys that have helped <3
    
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Oh man, I swear to God, when I first read "I believe im infected" I first thought of zombies

Anyway,
I feel sorry for you man. I hope you find a fix for this soon xD
    
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Title definitely concerned me at first. Anyways I would restore the computer to a recent time, before the problem occurred.


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So true. This happened to my work computer last week. I ran MSe, Malwarebytes and even looked for manual removal instructions of the virus and deleted registry items. It didnt work. i still got those audio advertisements playing in the back, and my IE was hijacked. I tried system restore of a week prior and it was still there. So I decided to install win 7 since our office had a recovery disc for it. Before that though I even tried running AVG, superanitspyware, and all the others I had in safemode and they kept finding the same trojans every time. They were just reinstalling htemselves from some place. Never use system restore unless you know for a fact that it is a clean point to restore from.

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Thats Ok to use system restore just as long as its a clean restore point !!

Most viruses will hibernate with in the restore point data,

so you will end up in the same boat,

So delete all restore points and do the Avast scan at boot,
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I disable System restore :/

lol windows wont stop telling me im not geniune, i know i am so i dont care, ill ask my dad to ring moneymakers(Microsoft) later.
    
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