I just came back from vacation (and left what was a working computer..
) to what appears to be this Fake SMART HDD Malware. I began following this tutorial
and downloaded iExpore.exe from another computer and used a USB stick to xfer the file.
After running iExplore, the Rkill log, looks something along the lines of this:
Checking for Windows services to stop.
* No malware services found to stop.
Checking for processes to terminate.
* No malware processes found to kill.
Checking registry for malware related settings.
* No issues found in the Registry.
Resetting .EXE, .COM, & .BAT associations in the Windows Registry.
Performing miscellaneous checks.
*SMTMP folder detected. Your machine is or has been infected with Fake.HDD rogue anti-spyware program. Please see this link for more information about this type of rogue: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic405109.html
Restarting Explorer.exe in order to apply changes.
I'd copy and paste the whole log, or even screenshot it, but still have no internet connection on the infected machine, so I'm stuck using my laptop lol.
I then ran TDSSKiller from the link shown in the tutorial, ran the scan, and came up with nada.
I downloaded Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program in hopes of it picking up the malware, but since I'm unable to establish an internet connection, I can't download the latest updates, and figure I probably won't snag the malware. Anyways, Malwarebytes is currently running, so I'll see what happens in a bit.
Has anyone else experienced the same issue as me? i.e. - my troubleshooting of removing this malware by following the steps in bleepingcomputer's tutorial, isn't going as easy as it looks like it should be going?
Thanks in advance for any help!