Just got rid of the dreaded Security Tool from a friend's "New" laptop (handed down by someone who probably couldn't get rid of this virus.) These were my steps. After startup in Safe Mode,
1. Downloaded and started rKill
2. Deleted previous owners' profile and folder (seemed to be where virus was located)
3. Ran Bytes and S.A.S. (A little overkill, I know)
4. Downloaded and installed AVG free.
5. Created a Restore point.
After running Bytes (which turned up no malware or viruses) got error message:
"Generic Host Process for WIN32 Services encountered a problem and needs to close."
Pops up on startup... Only things opening on startup (msconfig) AVG and Bytes. Am running WIndows XP Home.
Edited by nmidura, 18 November 2009 - 02:01 PM.