I've been trying to get rid off this virus for about a week. A pop up keeps on showing up as " Windows has detected a hard disk problem, Back up your files.........".
Lately after restarting the laptop I get the SMART message on a black screen and asks to press any key to continue, which takes me back to windows taking for ever to open. I called the manufacture (Sony) to double check if this is a virus or a real problem and they said is a virus. Searching on the internet I found you guys. Following the removal instructions , I downloaded and ran iExplore.exe, the TDSSKiller and the Malwarebytes. The first scan found 2 trojans and over 30 PUP's which I quarantined and deleted all. Did a couple more scans and it doesn't find any infected files anymore, but the SMART, Windows found a hard disk problem, still popping up.
Any other suggestions before doing a recovery? I won't mind a recovery but I have a lot of files to backup and now my external HD is not recognized by my laptop, neither in a second computer.
Edited by hamluis, 11 September 2013 - 06:35 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.