Last night my mom was complaining her laptop was running slow so she was going to bed and left avg antivirus running to see if finds anything. Low and behold I get a single positive hit and a few seconds later Microsoft Security Essentials stops running and prompts for me to start the service.
Strange, so I restart it and avg apparently stopped it again. I let it lay and after waiting for avg to finish I find that it found hiloti.cg in the c:\programs files\microsoft security folder hiding in the MsMpEng.exe. Avg claims to have healed it, but a reboot later and it's back. Drop into safe mode and the same thing happens.
I do a little searching online and I find very little information on this virus other than infections 5 years ago, a lot of blogs and sites WoT has red-flagged, and a handful of recent posts (last 30 days) of people with the same problem but no resolution.
So far I've tried the following to clean it to no success
> AVG Free (detects and claims healed)
TDSSKiller (nothing, but the scan ends quickly)
AVG Command Line (says it left a log file, but I can't find it)
Rogue Killer (which flagged explorer.exe in spybot's folder as malware and listed tuneup utilities and my hp printer drivers as suspicious)
Malwarebytes (still nothing, but the scan ends quickly)
Malwarebytes (in chameleon mode- the anti-rootkit driver wouldn't load and had issues updating, nothing found)
ADW Cleaner (nothing)
Now this took me from 10pm to 9am this morning and I'm at work. I start doing more research on this virus and learning more about it. It's at this point I need to point out that I'm any anxiety meds because of damage Cryptowall 3 (along with a lot of other things, but Cryptowall 3 pushed me over the edge) did at my office back in march and that fact I'm completely and totally terrified of it hitting again so you can imagine my reaction when I found out that this virus is associated with cryptolocker. I'm 2 hours into a full blown anxiety attack.
Because of the positive hit for spybot and microsoft security essentials, I haven't run either one and won't.
I haven't run ESEt Online Scanner, Microsoft Safety Scanner, Junkware removal Tool or HitmanPro yet, but I think I'm in way over my head now.
I can't replace these files for my mom and I don't know what to do.