Posted 28 December 2008 - 02:01 AM
I had the misfortune of having VirusRemover2008 camp itself out on my computer. (It fought its way past my up-to-date Mcafee security suite.) I spent a few hours trying to remove it, but with little success. I tried SuperAntiSpywarem which detected it and seemed to quarantine and delete it, but it didn't. So I followed your guide on removing VirusRemover2008, and used Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to remove it. Everything seemed to go fine, but when I restarted the system, it crashed after a few minutes, not very long after boot-up. The computer runs fine in Safe Mode though, so I assume there is still some remnant of the malware that is causing the problem. I also wonder if the malware is returning too. Because when I load Safe Mode, my security suite launches and looks fine for awhile, but then it changes to list all of the security features that are disabled, by the malware I would assume.
I'm running WinXP Media Center Edition with current patches.
I'm tired, as I've been working for hours, looking for a solution, and I would appreciate any help I can get.