|Fixwareout (found above) seems to have worked (NOD32 had detected but could not remove the threat) - Followed up by running GMER (www.gmer.net) and killing the red-highlighted items per instructions on the site. This seems to have worked (for now). I've bookmarked this thread and will post any more information as it comes my way.|
THANKS THANKS THANKS for the Fixwareout and GMER links.
IF YOU GET "PERSONAL ANTIVIRUS" on your computer, IGNORE all the bullcrap links that tell you that Malwarebytes will fix it (if you read through the links you'll find it's all the same article) Malwarebytes AV will NOT fix it. It won't even run on a system infected with this. "Personal Antivirus" will block the execution of SpyBot Search & Destroy (even in safe mode prompt only) and doesn't show up on an AVG scan once the system is infected.
Had not tried AVG's anti-rootkit, although a trial version is available and has good recommendations.
Greetings from Florida