I have spent the best part of this afternoon trying to remove a Windows Antivirus XP 2008 infection. I installed & ran the Malwarebytes anti-malware program and it told me that it had found 134 items which it appeared to have removed. On reboot the red "security" shield in the system tray kept telling me that the system has a security problem and the Antivirus XP 2008 reappeared. I rescanned with Malwarebytes and this time it found nothing. I rescanned again using the complete scan option but still nothing showed up. I disabled System Restore but still cannot get rid of this infection.
Has this particular piece of trash been reengineered recently to prevent its removal by Malwarebytes? I know it could get rid of it up to about a month ago because I used it to clean the same problem from another XP system without any difficulty. Does anyone know how I can get rid of it? (Short of wiping the system clean and restoring it to factory default which I don't want to do because it has a vast amount of accounts data on it.)
Edited by garmanma, 02 October 2008 - 12:31 PM.
moved to appropriate forum-mark