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First time post . . .

I have a computer infected with Antivirus 2010 and perhaps something else that I cannot seem to get rid of.

The computer was running AVast antivirus but not Malware bytes (although it will be when I get done).

I have attempted to install MBytes but to no avail . . . no matter what I do, after it installs the infection

deletes the .exe program for MBytes. I've tried renaming it and that doesn't help. I've tried installing it

in safe mode, and that doesn't help.

I found a program called rkill.com from bleepingcomputer.com's website which claims to kill any AV2010

programs that are running so I can install MBytes, and when I run rkill, it writes a file in notepad to the

screen and saves it in the C:\> drive, but all icons then disappear from the computer and there is nothing

I can do but turn the machine off. (Same exact thing happens in safe mode).

I'm unsure how to proceed to figure out what is going on and eliminate this headache.

Is this a known piece of malware that causes this and can someone point me to a 'cure'?

Thank you.

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Hello JayJay, and welcome to the forums here at Malwarebytes.org :)

Please read the following so you can get fixed up:

We don't work on Malware removal in the general forums.

Please read and follow the directions here, skipping any steps you are unable to complete. Then post a NEW topic here.

One of the expert helpers there will give you one-on-one assistance when one becomes available.

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If you are unable to do all or any of the steps in the link to the directions above, just post your problem into the forum I gave you a link to anyway and someone will be able to assist you.

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Thank you :)

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