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Help removing Vista Anti Virus 2011 Virus


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#1 chuckylefrek

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 04:25 AM

I normally manage to remove most viruses on my PC however this one is proving to be a real nightmare to remove.

The virus reared its ugly head by displaying fake messages referring to Vista Anti Virus 2011 so I have been attempting to search for solutions based on this.

Just to give a little bit of background info:

My PC is a desktop dell dimension 9200 running Vista Ultimate. I have McAffee installed and up to date.

My first step to fix the virus was to run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (the free version) - this did find some infected items and I chose to remove these. Unfortunately after rebooting the problem was still there.

I then read about RKill.com and attempted to run this. This virus seems very clever as even when I rename RKill.com using different extensions too (pif, bat) the virus deletes the file. I did manage to run Rkill.exe once last night by renaming it to an executable that already existed on my PC. RKill opened a MSD0S window and did its stuff. I then ran Malwarebytes Anti Malware and it detected 3 infected items. When I chose to remove them I got a blue screen of death that mentioned (mbamswissarmy.sys)

I have run out of ideas now. I would prefer not to reformat due to the PC containing a large amount of data (350 GB and the lack of desire to have to back this up - though I do have most of it backed up via Carbonite and 2 external USB 500 GB drives)

My next plan is to burn the RKill.com onto a CDROM as there is no way the virus can delete it from a CDROM.

I would really appreciate any advice. I don't mind buying software to fix this but obviously only want to do so if it will definitely fix it.

Thanks

Paul

Edited by Budapest, 01 April 2011 - 06:44 PM.
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 06:44 PM

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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