Limit lockouts had to be removed because every time I reactivate it, it locks me out. Gives me a connection error.
(Too bad, it worked pretty well).
It seems my problem continues to morph. I'm not a security expert by any means, but I am not a noob either. This problem is the worst hack I've ever had to try to recover from.
I had to remove all my permalinks and make everything the default so it doesn't redirect all of my links.
My computer is infected with malware. I'm continuing to run the scan to catch all of it.
I suppose I shouldn't do a clean install of anything until I fix that.