I guess I am a novice at forum etiquette as well as spyware removal!
OK Boudin Brad, yes that is the malware file renaming the file so it can prevent you from running what you want ,so you will pay for their fraud tool to fix this.
Try renaming that .exe to .bat and start over. You also should start your own topic so we all don't get confused telling diiferent posters what to do. But no harm done.
I actually renamed the file myself to try and avert bravia.ex. I tried removing MSAS and redownloading/saving as .bat, but still get "sys admin has set policies to prevent installation."
Furthermore, I don't have the "run as" option when saved under this format.
I have been unable to successfully run any AV software in safe mode, renamed or not. (combofix,mbab, HJT, rootrepeal). I did get win32kdiag.exe to create a log though.
I would reformat, but my computer was a grad-school issue and the windows license has expired. So i need to get creative! Any advice is appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your help.