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I tested some malware inside VMWare which performed in a similar way bar the admin rights quirk, which perhaps may have been coincidental or caused by a different issue. (?) The infection vector was a fake Facebook page with a notice that Flash had to be updated.

Check your Windows event log to see whether any .dll or .sys files have been modified. The one I tested replaced eventlog.dll and caused essentially *every* AV or anti-malware scanner to close (followed by setting full deny permissions on the associated .exe) as as soon as it hit some keys in the registry which the malware was watching for things accessing. It's the most annoying bit of malware I've ever seen.

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