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Ctrl + F11. But you must make yourself a backup of everything you want to keep before that, the factory restore wipes it all - just copy the files to an external hdd. No, that program is a virus that has infected all and it's too late for anything else. If you need to recover the files and you can't start Windows properly just use a Linux Live-CD like

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