Title says it all. The Virus is called Antivirus Live, it is a Rogue Anti Virus that installs itself on your computer, and tells you that your computer is infected. This is not true though, its just trying to trick you into buying the program. However it blocks you from running all programs. So my AVG and everything is useless. I've had two Rogue Anti Virus programs before, my tech guy got rid of them. But I'd like to take a crack at it myself. Suggestions? I've been looking around online but I've had little success. I have Malware Bytes' already downloaded, which is required for get rid of any virus really, but unlike my last virus, it is blocking my programs out. I'm guessing I should probably go into safe mode right?
Reboot into safe mode and run your antimalware/antivirus software, also search and see if there's anything specific you can to do to remove it in case it's not removed by your current software.
If you can, run HiJackThis and save a log file to post it here, so we can take a look at it.
I know the one you are talking about ( or similar). If you have advast! it knows this kind of virus and kills/blocks it and/or will redirect you from sites that it detects.
Current situation, when I try to open up safe mode, computer goes blue, says it has to shut down or w/e. So I open it up normally. I have two profiles, mine, I got the virus on mine, and another profile, which I went onto. Now if I wait, then the virus will pop up and block my programs, if I run this program I dled immediately when it logs on, it prevents the virus from doing shit. This then allows me to run Malewarebytes. Now I have yet to go on my other profile yet, now I have removed shit with Malewarebytes but the virus still aint gone.
I don't know, sounds like a situation we had with my son's computer a year ago. My wife had to reformat the hard drive because the virus infected the fat32 (?)...I'll ask her what she thinks might be the problem when she wakes up in a few hours.
It may be less hassle just to do a system restore or back up the data and do a reformat. In all honesty that's probably the easiest way of dealing with this.
Depends... many of these malwares can be removed manually even when antiviruses fail to detect them. At my work I often remove some, takes like 1 minute to do, much faster than a reghost with backup/restoration of whatever crap users keep on their PCs (while they're supposed to have their data on the network ~~)
Its ok, I think I fixed it. Some advice for the future:
1. Don't use [snip] :lulz:
2. If a virus is preventing you from using programs, download rkill, it will immediately disable the virus which will allow Malwarebytes' to destroy it.
3. Don't use [snip] :lulz: