Antivirus Live -- Nastiest Virus I've ever seen

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    My sons computer got the "Antivirus Live" attack and I've never seen anything like it.

    It blew through McAfee, Windows Defender and took out Task Manager (so I cant stop it as a process) regedit (so I can't stop it) and System Restore (so I can't...well you get the idea)

    I have to take it to the professional propeller heads.

    My son claims it came in on a flash drive, a brand new one. We'll see.
     
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    That's where I started and could not figure out this part:

    4. Now download renamed Process Explorer (explorer.com) and terminate Antivirus Live processes. Should be [random]sysguard.exe, for example: wmcqsysguard.exe.
     
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    STDs suck don't they?
     
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    You should be able to click on the embedded link and get the proper program.

    But maybe these directions will work better for you.

    Remove Antivirus Live (Uninstall Guide)

    My daughter's computer got this last year and it took a bit of work to get rid of it.
     
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    My son just got a similar virus/spyware/maleware on his computer. It took 3 days to completely remove it. Not only did it do the usual browser redirects, but it would not allow any antispyware programs from running. I had to use Combofix along with the other usual programs like Spybot-S&D, Malwarebytes, SUPERAntiSpyware, etc.. In some cases, I had to change the name of the executable of the antispyware program to get it to run. The people who write this stuff that infects people's computers should be shot.

    Let me know if you need any assistance.
     
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    you can also try malawarebytes. run it twice if it doesn't get it the first time.

    ah... X mentioned it already. :cool:
     
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    Why shot? They are just capitalists creating a market for anti virus software.
     
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    Sounds like the Mafia telling you "You need to pay us for protection"
     
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    It does doesn't it?

    but the fact remains.

    Crime always produces legetimate profits for someone.
     
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