Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:05 PM
My wife was searching for Photoshop help on Monday afternoon and ended up with the Windows Vista Repair virus/trojan. She knew enough to not click on anything to make it worse, so I'm not sure if the full virus was installed or not. I searched for it and found your removal thread, and followed the instructions (RKill, TDSSKiller and Malware Bytes). It appeared that the virus was gone (no more popups) but when I tried to run the unhide program, not everything came back. So we started putting the shortcut icons back on the desktop, and some of them appeared with the little Vista "shield" in the lower right corner (which was the icon for Windows Vista Repair).
Since then, I've followed the malware removal process from majorgeeks.com including SUPERAntiSpyware, Malware Bytes, ComboFix and MGTools. I know at least one of the programs found another infection of Windows Vista Repair and supposedly removed it. But the shield on the icons is still there.
There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the computer, but my wife is a photographer and has thousands of photos on her external hard drive, which I don't want to hook back up to an infected computer. Is there any way to confirm this virus is gone? And if it is, should I be concerned about the icons?
Thanks in advance for your help.