i clicked to remove it and i rebooted the computer (i was in safe mode with networking)
i dont see antivirus 2008 popping up, although, i never did. the only time i saw it was in the mbam scan.
it popped up as Rouge.AntiVirus2008
as i said, i removed it. However, the computer usage in task manager is still at 100% causing the computer to run very, very slow.
user told me it started happening a few days ago.
i checked the guide on here that shows which registry items and c:\program files folders to check, but not a trace of AV 2008 at all.
processes seem normal, but i dont know if each one is safe by memory. also, everything in the startup in msconfig is disabled, other than the few windows files.
after a reboot, i am still at 100% CPU usage.
not sure where else to go from here.
i am running the microsoft malicious remover program right now, hasn't found anything about 1/4 of the way done.
the windows malicious remover tool took about 4 hours to scan the hard drive. found 0 infected files.
however, when i boot into windows, i still see 100% CPU usage.
i started ending some of the processes, but some of them wont let me end them. i get "Access Denied" and i am logged in as HP_Administrator, the only account on the PC.
Edited by garmanma, 22 September 2009 - 10:37 AM.