A week or so ago I started receiving the popup messages that go along with the Vista Security 2012 virus. I downloaded Malwarebytes on to a USB drive and installed it on to my computer. At first the problem seemed to be taken care of, but over the next few days I developed new problems. I kept getting redirected from Google searches and anytime I try to run a virus scan, my computer went to blue screen and crashed. A friend directed me to RegZooka with SpyZooka, so I installed and ran those. Again, the problem seemed to go away. Last night, the Vista Security virus popups started again, and after running Malwarebytes again, I found this site. I ran FixNCR.reg, Rkill, Malwarebytes (again) and then ran the TDSSKiller (it didn't find anything.)
Today, after crashing three times in an hour and being redirected over and over, I ran the TDSSKiller again and this time it found something. I clicked on cure and was told that the computer needed to be rebooted, so I allowed that, but after two hours, it was still shutting down and then it crashed again.
I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium and using Firefox 8.0 as my browser. When the problem started I was on IMDB.com and prior to that I had been browsing at Amazon, my local property appraisers website, a local real estate website, twop.com, netflix, twitter and yahoo. At some point my Windows Security System has been turned off and it won't allow me to turn it back on.
Please let me know if there is any other information that would be helpful.
Edited by KatieBell, 27 December 2011 - 09:38 PM.