Alright, so here's my problem. I know that I'm infected with Antivirus Action, but I'm thinking that I'm infected with other viruses. I've noticed that the computer runs very slow, and one time on not safe mode the bar at the bottom of the screen (it was Windows 7) disappeared. The whole thing was rather abrupt, though I had noticed that the computer was slow before, but it was manageable.
Anyways, I've been following the instructions here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus-action. I'm caught at step 5. with rkill because the rkill log comes up saying that it has terminated: ... and that's it, there are two blank lines, and then says that rkill was completed. The log comes up on notepad, a white screen.
This I do not understand. I thought that it would at least show that it had terminated something. As well, rkill would take a while to work, it would first say "preparing rkill", wait a while, and then say "Terminating know malware processes. Please wait." Then I would be taken to the white screen.
I am certain that this computer has Antivirus Action on it. Am I just inept, or is there a problem, like another virus? I'm worried because it has been over a day, and I've been trying to take care of it. Honest to God, I do not care what happens to my files on this computer, everything that is important is somewhere else/ emailed to myself, and I've changed my password to my email. All I'm concerned about is restoring it to the original condition it was in seconds before I was attacked by Antivirus Action.
I am not certain what is going on, or if it overheated. I tried to skip the step and move on the malwarebyte's anti-malware, but in the full scan it has made no progress. It has only been a few minutes, but I saw that the example screen showed progress within 13 seconds. The computer has been extremely slow the entire time, and I am further worried.
8 minutes in the full scan began, so I guess it is making slow progress. I am still worried by the speed and the fact that rkill displayed nothing.
Thank you again for any help.
Edited by anonymousg, 11 December 2010 - 03:25 AM.