I'm running windows vista home premium on a Toshiba Satellite laptop. Always kept all anti-virus software, etc up to date, and did scans regularly.
The problem with this "microsoft security essentials" fake is that Mbam found two items the first scan through then said it needed to reboot to remove the items. The problem was when it was rebooted, the virus enabled itself FIRST, preventing all of my security software from starting. I've scanned with the updated AVG, Adaware, and Spybot. Spybot doesn't see anything. Adaware saw things but when I deleted them it said the problem was solved, but it wasn't. I'm currently scanning with AVG, but I don't have high hopes for that either.
I found these instructions on your site:
But the virus is preventing me from opening up ANY web browsers so I can't download the rkill program. What you have us downloading is a short-cut file, so if I save that on a non infected system and try to transfer it to the infected system, it won't open.
Any help at all would be really appreciated! I've easily gotten rid of any infections before, but this one starts itself before all other programs and It even starts itself in SAFE MODE.