Ok, I tried all of the following (HIJACK THIS and RKILL) but can not get past a some sort of initial VirusSoft Anti Virus software on my laptop. I am doing this forum submission from my desktop which is not infected.
I downloaded Hijack This to my desktop, changed the name. Copied to a cd and also tried a flash drive. I changed the name of HiJack this, copied to my laptop desktop and tried to have it launch on my laptop. I briefly see the screen that says to start install but then immediately get a pop up box saying:
Application can not be executed. The file Doug.exe is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now.
I know how to run HiJack this and send you the log if I can just get past these screens.
The only thing that keeps coming up on my browser automatically are the following sites:
Any other suggestions to not have this bogus antivirus software launch or ways to get the HiJack This file to you for review?
HERE IS THE ORIGINAL THREAD:::::::::
We understand that you are having difficulty running certain programs, including HijackThis. However, in order for us to help you it is necessary that you provide us with a HijackThis log, and it is possible you may be able to trick the malware into letting you do this. First, download HijackThis to a clean computer, then rename it from HijackThis.exe to any other name you want, using an .exe extension, for example... YourLastName.exe. Once you have done that, burn it to a CD (preferable to using a flash drive that may easily become infected) then transfer the renamed file to the infected computer and run a scan, then start a new topic and include your HijackThis log.
If that does not work, try the following:
Please download Rkill from one of the following links and save to your Desktop:
One, Two,Three or Four
•Double click on Rkill.
•A command window will open then disappear upon completion, this is normal.
•Please leave Rkill on the Desktop until otherwise advised.
Note: If your security software warns about Rkill, please ignore and allow the download to continue.
Next, please follow the guideline at the link below to start a new topic and post your HijackThis log. If you are unable to create and post a HijackThis log, then your only option may be to reformat your computer and reinstall the operating system.