Good evening, folks. So it turns out I pissed off a russian hacker who was trying to steal my EA account (succesfully) and my League of Legends account (successfully). I thwarted both hacks and instead he decided to hit me with the Mebromi virus.
I have no damn clue on how to get rid of this thing.
For those of you who don't know, the Mebromi virus is a bootkit that calls out to a server and continuously downloads malicious code on your hardware. Its pretty hard to catch and even harder to remove, apparently.
Here is what I've done so far:
Reformatted (about 12 times this month)
Ran TSD killer or whatever it is from Synmatec
Ran Malwarebytes regular scan
Avast regular sca
Malwarebytes beta rootkit killer
Norton's bootkit/rootkit killer
Installed linux as an alternative
Nothing but keeping my main computer off the network works.... which isn't fun because its what I game on.
OS: Windows 7 ultimate and/or Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon