I'm new and need help. Did some research on the HJT scanner but am a little nervous about using considering everything I've read on it tells me novice users are advised against self healing with HJT. Sorry to start intro with a problem - my laptop is riddled with Trojans and just recently has been taken over by something new. I cannot log on to internet without being dragged to an anti-virus site that demands I download their software to fix my virus problem. Without even logging on, I get pop-ups that tells me I have been attacked and need to download specific anti-virus. I just need to clean my system out but am afraid of doing some permanent damage. I've removed all important data from my hard drive (pictures, letters, etc.), but lack the knowledge in dealing with HJT or other type remedies. If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate it.