First post here, I got caught by this super pernicious MA Antispyware 2010 (it was calling itself Vista antispyware 2010). I followed the instructions here:
except for step 4
On the infected computer make sure XP Internet Security 2010, Antivirus Vista 2010, or Win 7 Antispyware 2010 is running. If it is not, you can launch it by running any program on your computer as that will trigger the rogue program to run. Once running, do not close it during the entire length of this guide.
As I couldn't bear to start the damn av.exe process again.
Malwarebyte caught two files:
C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporaray Internet Files\ Content.IE5\EFO7VHDT\msieinst.exe
but nothing else. Should I be worried that other registry files are completely messed up or anything?
For reference I'm running a Vista home premium. I can't believe Avast didn't catch this infection, why is that?
Thanks for the help
Edited by prototype00, 09 February 2010 - 08:09 AM.