|The >Windows TaskOptimizer< is a fake program that infects your computer. It starts before the Windows Desktop appears, so, to access the Desktop, allow the program to do it's fake scan. Press OK at the fake scan, and when it is finished press the Fix Errors button. At the Update Manager screen close the program by clicking on the [X] at the top right of the Windows Inspection Utility. |
You can get to the Desktop, for now.
Next, download iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of RKill:
Save the file to the Desktop, and double-click on it.
Ignore any messages, and allow the file to run until the command window closes.
Next, download the following Shell.reg file:
If the file does not download, paste the following, >without the quotes or brakets<, in the address bar of your browser:
Save the file to your Desktop.
Locate the shell.reg file on your desktop and double-click on it.
When Windows asks if you would like the data to be merged, allow it to do so.
Without a reboot, download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (black button with green and white icon) Save to the Desktop:
Double-click mbam-setup.exe and 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.