I have tried several things to get rid of this. The first thing we noticed was that it had disabled MSE. I tried reinstalling it, MalwareBytes, and even tried an online scanner all in safe mode. Each time it crashes out the program scanning and locks the program out. I have used Inherit.exe to make them usable and tried them with changed settings several times with the same results. Even when I did the online scanner it took out Firefox which then needed Inherit.exe. The virus is hidden in the task manager as well. I tried running Kaspersky from 2 different USB devices and from a disk with no luck. It loads up, I run in English, it goes through the large list of things it loads then just goes to a black screen that never goes away and it never responds to any commands other than Ctrl+Alt+F2 in which case it places 2 lines on the screen...
Unless you guys have some other method for me to attempt, we are down to the point where we are just going to have to clear the HDD and re-install Windows Vista. This is going to be very tedious because he has an extreme amount of documents in random places all over the computer and a ton of stuff installed for the job here. It is going to be very difficult to track down all of the files that need to be kept. After reinstalling Windows, it will take at least 6 hours just to reinstall all of the necessary software.
Do you guys have any suggestions on something else to try?
Edited by Orange Blossom, 29 September 2011 - 01:13 PM.
Moved to AII from Vista. ~ OB