I still think the virus is on my laptop, though I don't have the constant popups anymore. I believe this because when I open Windows Security Center, it says "Security Master AV is on but is reporting its status to Windows Security Center in a format that is no longer supported." I'm not sure if this is because I did not finish the steps or what. My current antivirus (Avira) is also not completely working. AntiVir Guard's status says "Service Stopped" and there is no start link. So I know my computer is not fully being protected. I don't know if I need to uninstall and reinstall the antivirus protection or if this is just because the Security Master AV virus is still on my computer.
There are a few other differences I've noticed in my computer and again, I'm not sure if this is from the virus or what. They seems simple but they are notices that I have never seen before. A popup that says "Windows has blocked some startup programs" keeps appearing. Also I have discovered that the My Computer shortcut on my desktop no longer works. It says "The item SM75a1_302.exe that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly." I wonder if this SM75a1_302.exe file is from the virus.
Any help on these issues would be much appreciated! Thanks!
Edited by Budapest, 27 July 2010 - 08:18 PM.
Moved from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs ~BP