Hi everyone. Long time lurker, first time poster
I'm currently on Windows Vista Ultimate, Service Pack 2 and according to Windows Defender (the only anti-virus/anti-malware software that lets me scan the entire way through - all the other softwares i've recently installed mysteriously quits mid-scanning), I'm infected with Trojandropper:win32/sirefef.B
Clicking "remove" within Windows Defender of course, doesn't do anything (significant). Upon reboot and re-scanning, the same virus/malware is discovered again.
Current Windows Defender report is as follows:
This program is dangerous and installs other programs.
Remove this software immediately.
Apparently this doesn't mean much since everytime I 'remove' and reboot, the infected driver and files change to something else.
From quick Google searches, it seems that I'm dealing with some kind of "rootkit" type malware. Is this correct? and if yes, do I have hope in returning my system back to its glorious self without the last and final resort of reformating?
thanks heaps in advance!