Hello there. I would like to tell you a short story...
I am a 22 year old guy, with a self-build desktop computer. Last night I had a friend over, who came to apply for some jobs online because he lacks access to internet at his own house.
I know... I feel sorry for him too.
He slept over, and I went up to bed with him still messing about on my computer. I come down the next day to find this weird alert on my computer. It looks like a anti virus alert, but I recognize it as not belonging to my OWN anti virus software, Norton. Already feeling something is up, I click it to be redirected to a payment plan.
THAT shot off all kinds of warning bells. I closed it, and ran a virus scan on Norton. Nothing. Then I look for it on Add/Remove programs... Nothing. Meanwhile it is throwing up all kinds of alerts left and right which I promptly close.
Finally I go to my computer files and find it. And it STILL wont let me delete it. I know I need help now... and through my search of my files I have a name to put to this evil... Antivirus7.
So, I do what seems the sensible thing to do. And google 'Antivirus7 removal'. And one of the top of the lists is a link to this guide. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...move-antivirus7
I follow it, and it works like a charm. The malware is stopped in its tracks, and the program I downloaded from the link extricated Antivirus7 like a giant pair of tweezers removing a bloodsucking tick.
I just wanted to share this success story and thank whoever put that guide together. It quickly and efficiently diffused what could have been a long and aggravating situation.