Yesterday I was browsing the internet [on what I thought were safe sites.. I literally got the Avast notices popping up while looking for recipes] and then the fake Windows warnings started coming up. My friend told me this was the Windows 7 Recovery virus. I immedietly started scanning with Malwarebytes but the virus restarted my computer after about 10 minutes or so.
I got onto my dad's laptop [which is the one I'm on right now] and booted my own laptop in Safe-Mode hoping I could catch the virus. I believe I originally "caught" it and deleted it out of quarantine but the virus icon remained on the desktop and the fake scareware ad pops up whenever I restart.
Then I found BleepingComputer's solution to this virus and downloaded RKill onto my computer [in safe-mode, just to be sure I could even download anything] and then rebooted out of safe-mode to try and use RKill. Avast blocked it and wouldn't let me open it no matter what setting I chose on it's popup [Open normally, for example] and that's where I'm stuck.
Any help getting me rid of this virus would be extremely appreciated, thank you!!
EDIT: I should also mention that whenever I start MalwareBytes, it wants to update but I get an "Malwarebytes update error 5, 0, Createfile" error, and the update fails. I found this solution here: http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=69083 but didn't want to try it right away because I didn't want to uninstall my anti-malware only to have the virus tell me I can't re-download it... so I thought it would be best for me to ask you first.
EDIT EDIT: I think I need to mention that I'm no computer expert by any means, but I will try my best to follow the instructions/supply any information needed.
Edited by Claytronic, 04 June 2011 - 02:46 AM.