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My girlfriend borrowed my laptop and installed a password before my login screen comes up and I can no longer sign on to my computer. Help?

I've tried booting up in safe mode but I can't even do that. Please help me. I need to use my computer desperately.

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I understand that your computer is infected with Malware and now the computer is not booting to normal mode.
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