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I got this AV Guard yesterday. I am unaware of clicking on anything that would allow an infection. I have helped many of my friends in the past get rid of infections of varying types, but this one seems to be pretty invasive.

Here is a little background on my situation. Once I noticed I was infected the virus had locked me out of clicking anything on the screen except it's "Buy this program to get rid of the viruses on your computer" advertisement. So I shut the system down and restarted. As soon as the system got back into Windows the ad came back up and locked me out again. I shut down again and booted into safe mode with networking. I attempted to locate any start up files that might be loading. I was able to find one suspect file and removed it from start up and renamed the executable (a random name file located in the Windows/system32 folder). I then started the following sequence of attempting to get MBAM to run:

-Run MBAM (it ran for about 20 sec on the lapse time clock and shut down)

-Try to run MBAM again to find that the EXE had been disabled

-Reinstall MBAM and rename EXE

-Update and run MBAM with new name(it ran for about 20 sec on the lapse time clock and shut down)

-I noticed it disabled the new EXE. Seems that this virus allows the program to run just long enough to figure out what it's EXE name is and disable it

-I tried to run RKILL and then MBAM again and still no go

I have now noticed that all system services have been disabled and locked out so they can't be re-enabled. I can still get to the CD-ROM drive to install programs but that is about it.

Has anyone run into this before? I have not been able to find anything on the web.

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