I have the "xp internet security" version of the virus on my computer. I've tried running the fake alert stinger but it has no effect. I've searched for AV.exe and nothing comes up. I've looked in the registry and don't find the problem with the exefile settings that many have reported. BUT I still have the annoying popups telling me that I'm infected. (That I figured out on my own) Has the virus changed in the last day or so? I think I pick it up last night. Is there a new fix in the works?
Branched to your own thread as this has nothing to do with the infection being discussed in the thread you posted to.
There is a definitive removal guide for your problem right here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus-vista-2010
Scroll down the page as the first links you see are advertising.