|This is indeed a nasty virus! Obviously designed to market Pro 2010, not the friendliest of marketing techniques as the virus will obliterate all your existing protection and keep hitting you with pop up warnings and crap. If it's a good as you can read about on the web, how come there are so many "how to remove it" related searches???|
I think I may have sorted it, it looks that way.
Firstly you are blocked from accessing any security sites other then Pro 2010, so no downloads possible!
I don't know how to get explorer back, but there are ways round it, ask a techie
Remedy. Use a USB portable hard drive on another PC go to www.malwarebytes.org and download their FREE Malwarebytes App. to the USB drive. Remove and USB into the infected PC - copy and paste the Malware bytes download to the desktop. Run Malware bytes and select update when requested. Run malware bytes, mine picked up 200 odd threats, Trojans etc. and ALL the crap from Antivirus Pro 2010 !!!!
Next follow through to remove all threats, you may receive a message at the end that some cannot be removed until re boot, these are mainly the REG entries, so yes, re boot. Bye Byeeeeee!
Now check your security settings in control panel and you will find all is "ON", but your antivirus app. may not be findable (My AVG was nowhere to be found), But supposedly working according to the securty check, but no Icon, or listing in the program files ???? EASY just google AVG FREE DOWNLOAD and make sure you select a download from GRISOFT sites and select the FREE download option. Follow this through, do an update after install and RE Boot.
I then found I was notified of a Trojan still there so ran Malware yet again and it pulled up quite a few more, looking like ther were buried in the system restore areas - to prevent it.
I went through the motions, deleted or virus vaulted stuff - whatever it wanted. Re booted and it is aprently clear now. I'm doing this as we speak, so I think it's working OK
The 2nd.remedy, of course is to save your data to CD / DVD, close the disk, . On a 2nd computer run a virus check on the data disk to make sure no infections exist in your saved data disk. As the disk is closed stuff cannot get installed,then format the infected hard drive and to a factory restore from your supplied Manufacturer disks. Install a good Antivirus (AVG FREE) recommended and FREE malware bytes from Malwarebytes.org