Steve, I've seen a similar malware. It usually puts an executable in your computer's startup.
Check the computer's startup by clicking the Start button and in the search window type "msconfig" (without quotes), double click on the msconfig.exe, then go to the startup tab. Uncheck any programs you don't recognize.
You may need to restart the computer in safe mode. To do this, restart the computer, after the bios screen displays, press F8, then choose Safe Mode. Check the startup options using the instructions above.
I'd definitely download the MalwareBytes app (link in Mohammad's post) and run a scan on your computer, you'll probably have to restart in normal mode to install it though.
Edit. You'll probably have to first run task manager and kill any apps you don't recognize before messing with the startup stuff. If it's malicious enough it will probably just put itself back in startup if it's running when you reboot.
Last edited by Darren Wright; 09-28-2012 at 01:15 AM.
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