It's impossible for me to wipe my harddrive, and I REALLY can't lose this laptop...
The only way I'm able to use it really is in safemode.
The best description of this virus is on here, so ill just copy it.
"While Antivirus Action is running, it will block the ability to run any programs as a method to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected with malware. The following warning will be shown when you try to run the Notepad: Application cannot be executed. The file notepad.exe is infected.
Do you want to activate your antivirus software now.
What is more, the rogue will flood your computer with warnings and fake security alerts. Some of the alerts:
Windows Security alert
Windows reports that computer is infected. Antivirus software
helps to protect your computer against viruses and other
security threats. Click here for the scan your computer. Your
system might be at risk now.
Your computer is being attacked by a Internet
Virus. It could be a password stealing attack, a
trojan – dropper or similar.
Do you want to block this attack?
Last but not least, Antivirus Action will hijack Internet Explorer so that it will randomly show a warning page which states:
Internet Explorer Warning – visiting this web site may harm your computer!
Most likely causes:
The website contains exploits that can launch a malicious code on your computer
Suspicious network activity detected
There might be an active spyware running on your computer
What you can try:
- Purchase Antivirus System PRO for secure Internet surfing (Recommended).
- Check your computer for viruses and malware.
- More information"
Regular Avast scans,
Avast boot scans twice,
Spybot Search & Destroy
MalwareBytes Anti-malware three times,
Edited by rtc<3, 12 November 2010 - 09:26 PM.