Immediately went to Google on the old desktop & looked up, what the **** is this thing, & one of the first results was this, on how to remove it.
It took me almost 5 hours, & I had to run the whole thing twice, but at the moment Precious appears to be running normally again. So I "think" it worked, & my first post is to say a humungous thank you to Lawrence Abrams & whoever else contributed to that article, because you saved me a lot worse mess, & the expense & inconvenience of dealing with some computer fixit guy (or gal!). It was easy to follow & didn't leave me going "whaaatt...?" with a lot of technobabble. Thank you for writing it simply for those who are not programmers! (And for making it easy to find on Google )
I'd just like to add one comment for a possible edit or clarification, on step 15 in that article... it says "When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot in order to remove some of them... please allow it to do so.". So I did, & it started up in normal instead of safe mode, & the virus icon was still in the bar in the bottom right corner, & things still didn't work. So, to clarify, are you supposed to do that reboot in safe mode? Because I had to start over, run it all again, & when allowing it to reboot the 2nd time I used safe mode, & that appeared to work.
Anyway, the only time I'm into computer techy stuff is when I have to fix things, so I likely won't post much here, but wanted to say hello & let you know that your resources are much appreciated.
Edited by Alliecat, 23 September 2012 - 06:57 PM.