ImageThis is just the latest iteration of the so-called fake antivirus “scareware” infection that has surfaced recently.  What makes this infection a little different is that it takes out the HOST files and they have to be reinstalled.  It sometimes also corrupts numerous system drivers.  These infections typically alter numerous registry properties as well.  Removal is not for amateurs. Running Malwarebytes, or some other program, is just the beginning of the process. Hire a professional.  Bleepingcomputer.com has a great tutorial on removal (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-strong-malware-defender), but as I said, removal is just step one.  Fixing everything that has been altered is not for the faint of heart.  I have seen DIYs wreck a system.  If you are in Charlotte, NC we do it for $99 at ShockNet Computer Repair Charlotte.  Peace.

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