So my dad goes to hotels all the time with shoddy networks and browses the internet. It seems like everyday he comes back with some form of malware or another
These rogue anti-viruses are what he has trouble with. It's sometimes possible just to remove some of the other things with a quick MBAM scan, but these things are just too hard for me to get rid of by myself.
The one that really has me stumped right now is "System Tools 2011". An icon popped up on the desktop with a padlock logo labeled "System Tools 2011", and it changed the backround to a really cheesy warning about how everything you do is saved on the computer and junk. It's pretty obviously fake, because of the fact that it's just a backround. I can change it to anthing else through the controll panel, and the backround has some binary in the backround to make it look official (Think The Matrix).
The only program it will let me run is IE. Anything else that I try to run comes up with a pop up from the virus that says it's infected. Anything from MBAM to The Snipping Tool.
I can't really think of anything more. I've done some googling and nothing has helped, and I don't want my dad to have to spend money to get this off of his computer.
Any ideas on how I can get this off the computer? It seems so difficult because it won't let anything else run.