I first noticed I had this malware a few days ago after MSE alerted me it was found. However MSE cannot remove it - it tells me it is gone but later on it will be found again after reboot. I have done some searching and discovered the TDSS Killer application. At first it didn't find anything but eventually it did and was removed successfully. However, I believe I have reinfected my machine but I know what it came from and so will refrain from running that program in the future.
My problem is that now even though I am re-infected TDSS Killer does NOT find the rootkit on my system, even though MSE does. What can I do? HitMan Pro, SpyBot S&D, GMER.exe and MalwareBytes all fail to find this virus. Only MSE is finding it.
One strange thing is that I do not actually get any of the effects I am supposed to. There is no Google redirections or any other negative effects that I notice such as websites or applications not loading when they are supposed to. The only thing that alerted me to a virus apart from MSE is that 3 times now my PC has just randomly restarted itself (although it hasn't happened since I reinfected), but I couldn't find anything to do with TDSS doing that online. The version I have in particular is TDL-4.
I really want to get this off my PC, I will reformat if necessary but I have read that as it infects the Master Boot Record a reformat may NOT cure the infection. I am very worried about my passwords being stolen and so I will do all transactions from another PC.
My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
Edited by dcssuk, 02 September 2011 - 01:32 PM.