Adobe Reader Update Trojan

Adobe reader / 8
July 16, 2011 at 12:10:14
Specs: Windows Vista, P4 2GHz / 2 GHz
How do I...remove adobe disguised Trojan received as update to Adobe Reader received from auto forum last week.
Had to use system restore cd to log in, McAfee removes but returns as hard drive is infected. McAfee Real time scan disables on it's own, websites are re-directed, etc...

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July 17, 2011 at 03:42:58

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July 17, 2011 at 10:34:05

Try the following:

Restart your computer.
Tap the F8 key on the keyboard repeatedly until you are presented with the Boot Options screen
Using the arrow keys, select the Safe Mode with Networking option
Press the Enter key
Log in to the account you normally use

In Safe Mode with Networking, download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (black button with green and white icon) Save to the Desktop:

Right-click mbam-setup.exe and select: Run as Administrator
Follow the prompts to install the program.

Run Malwarfebytes’ AntiMalware and update the program.
Once updated, select Perform Full Scan and click the scan button.

When the scan finishes, click OK in the message box, and you will see the results of the scan.

Click the 'Remove Selected' button to get rid of the malware.

When Malwarebytes finishes, you may be prompted to reboot. If so, reboot.

>>Please post the Malwarebytes log in your reply so we can see where we are at, and plan any additional removal strategy.<<

Retired - Doin' Dis, Dat, and slapping malware.

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July 26, 2011 at 08:48:49
I also was duped into installing this "Adobe Update" = Trojan virus yesterday (7/25/11). My Vipre does not recognize it as a threat - consistently scans clean with no risks. After talking with Vipre tech yesterday, tried the Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware to no avail - again, no threats detected. Advised Vipre and still waiting for them to call me with solution.

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July 26, 2011 at 16:32:30
I would'nt be waiting.

Adobe Reader Update Trojan

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