Posted 13 February 2009 - 01:13 AM
I recently downloaded the Winiguard Virus. I thought I was downloading a media codec that would allow me to play content in real player, then I was prompted by an onslaught of error messages.
I have removed bits and pieces of the virus by scanning the forums on this page, and by running and using Avast, AVG, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and SuperAntiSpyware. I no longer receive any fake Windows Security Update Pop-ups or any website redirects, but I cannot do the following:
1) Run updates for any anti-virus or malware programs. These programs are currently properly set up on the exceptions list under window firewall. (Error Message - Make sure you are connected to internet or your firewall is set to allow updates).
2) Run disk defragmenter.
3) Open the C: drive to view folders via My Computer. I can manually type "C:" into the filepath and access the folders, but not by clicking on the c: drive icon.
I have not tried running the computer in safe mode or downloading the most recent virus updates on a different computer and then installing. I am an intermediate computer user, but am very hesitant to play around with system registries, etc without proper guidance.