I have encountered dozens of viruses and malware on a Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium laptop. Malware bytes reports it as Rovnix.gg but most websites don't recognise it. Microsoft websites returned show Rovnix.a etc but not .gg
It says it's removed / dealt with / quarantined but any rebooting causes the symptom to reoccur. This is the Explorer.exe crashing every 3 seconds resulting in no chance to run programs even in Safe Mode. For those not fully understanding this - the Windows crashes and says it has encountered an error and is restarting. Because of this starting Anti-Virus scans from desktop or usb is incredibly diffficult, sometimes impossible. I have tried Diagnostic/ Selective start-up mode and I have tried changing the memory. MalwareBytes finds the malware but as said above it never fully goes away while McAfee Total protection has 300 days before expiry but will not find anything wrong. I tried McAfee Stinger standard and set to Very Sensitive and reporting only.
I have three times got stable usage, every time by running the Windows Memory Diagnostic which also finds nothing but then Boots and shows significant improvement in Windows (Explorer) Stability. Which is why one of the changes was the memory. Rovnix had disabled Security and enabled or encouraged other Malware to infest/infect the system and most if not all were dealt with giving back internet and Security settings/services etc that originally would not start or stay started. So I've made fantastic progress to have it working for the last few hours with no crashing etc but I am certain it will begin again when it is rebooted. The only constant is MalwareBytes finding Rovnix.gg again after booting. I've tried the manual removal found on the link below but did not find the associated files. Though I did not get through all of the registry in the 20 minutes dedicated to finding the entries shown. And having 3 user profiles the hidden virus/malware could be Anywhere though I'd have hope a throurough scan of C: would encompass all users (the whole HDD).
found on Google while trying to fing a cure for this issue - you can see it also is NOT .gg but .V
Can anyone help with how to remove .gg yet or should I remove McAfee to use Microsoft Security Essentials which apparently can cure it according to my Google search? The factor of it working correctly after a memory diagnostic may be quite significant but I cant think of more to do to use that fact apart from the new Memory installed.
The issue then would be - The system is not mine and the Owner would have paid for a years usage of McAfee Total Protection that I would have taken off therefore having him pay for nothing.
Tag - DOS/Rovnix.gg