I'm still massively fucked from the "windows 7 antivirus 2012" virus.
It's one of those fakeware popups that says you have an infection "scanning, you are infected!" then wants you to buy it to cure what it caused. You try closing it but it pops right back up.
It changed my hosts file, wouldn't let me access any windows, antivirus, or antimalware site, kept popping up websites saying I could earn money popping bubble wrap, etc.
The evilest part is that even after wiping it off my system, more on this in a minute, is that it disabled Windows Security Essentials, Windows Defender, Windows Security Center, and Windows Firewall.
It changed registry keys, removed the WSC reg key (even though I replaced it afterwards it still doesn't work), and cornholed me without the courtesy of a reacharound. THAT was quite rude.
I ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
This is an essential tool that you should have installed and run at least once a week. It is a bitch to install after you have been compromised as most trojans / rootkits will not allow it.
I had to run RKILL http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/anti-virus/rkill
before sacnning to kill active fuckware processes. The link has several versions that have different filenames as some shitware won't let the RKILL.EXE file run. hey know it and fear it.
After running Malwarebytes and removing fucktons of poop, I ran Hitman Pro http://www.surfright.nl/en
. HMP is a second opinion scanner. It found a bunch of crap that MB missed That is astounding. I used the free version which is good for 30 days.
So, the order I ran them in was RKILL > Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware > Hitman Pro.
After the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware scan, you must reboot when it tells you to. When the system has restarted, run RKILL again. Then run Hitman Pro next. Then run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware again. You may have to do this several times. It took three rounds to finally wipe every trace froom mine.
I had to recreate my HOSTS file to eliminate redirects.
Though I successfully reinstalled Windows Security Essentials, I was unable to get the Sec Ctr working again. A quick check of Services showed the WSC service does not exist anymore! I've tried several simple and more very complex methods to reinstall the service but all have failed.
What I now face is a total wipe and full reinstall of Windows 7.
Fortunately I have an external HDD so I can backup all of my photos, locksmithing files, and massive archive of pornography
Windows Security Essentials is completely worthless. I will be buying and using a better active scanning antivirus & protection program but am not sure which one, of the many available, that I will use. I will most likely be using two programs in conjunction with each other, probably Hitman Pro with whichever AV prog I finally choose.