I got this virus 2 days ago. Its real nasty. I run AVG free edition and Windows firewall.
AVG didnt detect it or stop it, and first realised I had a nasty when the firewall went down.
Spybot detected a host a different viruses, one could only be removed in safe mode. AVG detected various virus files spamed to windows directory but was unable to locate source of infection. Vrt1 loaded on startup and then various temp files appeared in task manager. Im of the uneducated opinion that this nasty drops the firewall then invites in a bunch of other wellknown and hard to remove viruses, including , Rustock, Trojan.TDSS, .
Virus/es prevented loading of new software, deleted passwords, constantly spamed windows with virus files, possibly changing/deleting files/directories. A real horror. Lots of blue screens of death.
Reinstalling windows over the top or repairing was ineffective..often resulting in blue screen of death and reboot part way through the process.
Only way I got rid of it was to format ALL my drives. Formating just C drive didnt kill it, it just respawned from other drives.
Edited by Killzone, 06 February 2009 - 03:12 PM.