I found another difficult-to-remove nasty the other day.
Again, it has desktop icons like “online security guide” and “live safety center”. the icon have a “reassuring” shield shape, but looking at the properties shows that they point to http://kukkakreck.com
After trying numerous ways of removing this, I eventually had to fall back on my very reliable way of removing these things:
Remove the hard drive, plug it into my office PC (as a secondary drive), and then scan it with antivir (avira) and windows defender.
Once the HDD was back into the original PC, I did some minor cleanups, ran autopatcher, and then I allowed it back onto the internet.
I need a way to carry around a live cd (or a HDD) that can be updated daily, so that I don’t waste so much time taking computers back to base…
I think the best solution is to carry an updated laptop, and an external usb drive connector… I have one that I use for data recovery (I can use it to connect laptop, pata and sata drives) so it should be a great combination. My dell d400 laptop is lightweight, has usb 2.0 ports, and is kept updated with the latest anti-virus/spyware software.
I’ll try it out at the next infection I find!