So I've had experience with the MS removal tool trojan, it took me a while but I got rid of that one (twice, on my parent's computer too).
However, this trojan horse (I think it is anyway) is something else.
The idea is the same, it blocks access to most other programs, runs a 'scan' of the computer and reports a lot of damage, in my case it said that my harddrives are damaged for over 30%. I can no longer access most of the data on my HDD, some directories still show but are 'empty'. All icons on my screen are gone, ctrl-alt-del works but there's no longer a mention of task manager. (when I check my harddrives, they do still mention that there's a lot of data on them, I just can't access it anymore) My favourites list is empty too when I go online, yet when I add a new favourite of something I had on the list before, my computer does say that it already exists, I just can't see it.
I can't start my computer in safe mode, for some reason my keyboard does not function when I try to access this, so I can't chose that option.
However, at first glance, running malwarebytes scanner, seems to have gotten rid of the trojan, or at least it's not showing itself anymore which would be odd as it's just a credit card scam if I'm not mistaken, pushing people to buy the 'solution' to all the so-called 'computer problems'.
I'm still running a full scan with the microsoft security essentials, which together with malwarebytes worked on my parent's computer when they had the ms removal tool problem. But I'm wondering if there's perhaps a setting in windows itself that's perhaps the problem here now, are there settings that can block access to icons and also wallpapers and full directories or am I just kidding myself and is that trojan still messing up my computer?
Anyone have experience with this Windows 7 Recovery trojan?
Thanks in advance!