|I recently was surfing the web when a virus popup warned me that my machine was infected, but it wasn't my Antivirus or Spyware detector that popped up!! Before I could even think about it I had already clicked "delete" and scan for virus, but. Programs I tried to launch were all reported infected, (later I read on some AV sites that is a false report from AV Soft) and I couldn't remove get rid of the thing. |
Several programs reported the AVSoft Cleaned but it allways came back in a day or so. It was a spoofed antivirus program called AV Soft that now has control of my machine, So I figured it might be a RootKit type in some hidden sector or some obscure service running. Although even after I removed the AV Soft entries and used Microsofts Malware Remover, as well as SuperAntispyware and PCTools spyware remover it still persisted.
Later that night I tried a scan with Kaspersky Removal Tool and it flashed a "failed to Delete" message at me then a moment later asked to use an enhanced removal technique that required a reboot. I answered yes to the later and after the reboot the %&@#& thing was gone! Microsnots!
One out of five Removal Tools worked!! Not MS, not PCTOOLS, not Superantispyware....Kaspersky!
Yaweh is GOOD! Thanks!