I've Virusscan Enterprise + Anti Spyware Module 8.0.0. Scan Engine 5200. Patch version 16.
Windowx XP SP2, 1 GB RAM on Lenovo T60 laptop.
I was browsing some sites and all of a sudden, a Triagle shape icon sits at the tray (almost similar to the Windows Update icon). Gives a message "Your computer infected. Windows can automatically download the virus removal tool......etc and if I click on the message, the AWOLA Anti Spyware gets installed and shows that it's scanning the system.
I have uninstalled Awola but the Windows Updater like message keeps coming in tray icon after every reboot. I did some research and found a file in Task Manager by name "VIVDM.EXE". Once I closed it, the tray icon disappeared.
I did a search in my entire C drive but could not find the file by name vivdm.exe
Unfortunately, my Mcafee AV cannot even detect this software nor the spyware.
how did you uninstall awola? if vivdm.exe is still present and is related to the pop up message your getting then i would say some remnants of the rouge program awola still remain. running mbam may get rid of it. see here:
and checked which process does not correspond to normal working. Found a file VIVDDM.EXE with no details, but the file was stored in Application Data of my profile. Renamed this file and rebooted. Everything worked fine.
I also ran the SmitFraudfix.exe as mentioned in one of the links Melboy suggested. This has to be run in safe mode to give better results. For me, the software did not give any infected files (probably my previous steps already removed the infections).