Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
I use Avast anti-virus. It's free and very effective.
I had a similar virus, and my friend gave me the following advice.
If you can, boot in safe mode and download the following programs:
Search and Destroy
Install those programs, and then reboot in safe mode and run them in that order.
Thanks for the advice - this malware is preventing me from even being able to open Search and Destroy and Hijack This. I can install them fine, but I open the shortcut and nothing happens (even in Safe Mode). I'll give Avast a try, but I'd be surprised if it finds anything that AVG did not. I'm reluctant to try ComboFix, as the helpers at bleepingcomputer.com strongly recommend not running it unless you really know what you're doing with it because it's apparently extremely powerful.
In the meantime, I'm downloading the Ad-Aware updates on another computer and will burn them to a CD. Thanks for that bit of advice (and all others), too.