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.
Edited by Budapest, 01 April 2011 - 06:44 PM.
Moved from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs ~BP