I posted this yesterday under "Am I infected" so this is a cross post. Please delete whichever is posted in the wrong spot.
My computer became infected with this today. I am using Windows XP.
I tried to follow the instructions found here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...ir-solution-pro
I followed all the steps multiple times.
rkill, iExplore, and eXplorer were all downloaded and tried individually and simultaneously. I tried to run rkill 50 times fast and then 50 times in a row slow. It does initialize but then shuts down quickly. Notepad will pop up eventually with a log but it is blank.
Malwarebytes antimalware was downloaded and installed. It will start but after 3 to 7 seconds of scanning, it gets shut down. Same thing happened when I tried SuperAntiSpamware and HitmanPro35.
There is a process running called nircmdc.rkexe. I can stop it but it restarts itself. I seached the c drive for all files and folders with this name to delete and there were 8. I deleted all and emptied recycle bin. Then it came back.
Is there any hope or do I have to do a system restore?
Also, I had an external hard drive (F) attached at the time it got infected. Is it ok to move the external hard drive to a working machine in the meantime or is it also infected?
I did read this link http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
I was able to run defogger but can not enable firewall or run dds or gmer. Same thing happens it starts but runs a bit then automatically closes.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for any help you can give. I run my home childcare business from this computer so I need it back fast.