Hi all! I have gotten a terrible virus from thekeys.ws I tried following your updated 8-step preliminary guide, but ran into a list of problems. First of, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware will not launch and displays the following messages both during installation and when Im trying to launch it: vbAccelerator SGrid II Cont error: 404 and error: 0 Second, I am not allowed to download SuperAntiSpyware Home Edition Free Version. Something or someone appears to be blocking my access to selected servers. Thirdly, when I try to install Avira Free I get an errormessage when the installation is almost done. Additionally I am not allowed to download Avast! - All links appear to be "bad". I tried to launch RSIT (which was recommended in the earlier 8-step guide) but got this message: Random's system information tool - AutoIt Error Line -1: Error: Variable used without being declared I did manage to get a RootRepeal log (which was also recommended in the earlier guide) - I cannot include it here as it is too long, but if it will be of any help, please let me know. Other symptoms: When I try to access the windows control panel through start -> control panel I recieve the message: Explorer.exe - the program could not be found. When I access the controlpanel through "my computer" however, I have no problems. ___ also Internet Explorer (I have Mozilla Firefox as my default browser and never use IE) appears to communicate with: http(colon)//russia.2288.org/2x.htm ____ upon startup, I recieve an error-message related to the file msxm192z.dll ____ When I had AVG installed (I later uninstalled it to make room for some of the other antivir programs you recommend) it seemed to have a problem with Win32/Heur, finding "white-listed" files that should be infected. ____ Please help! I tried browsing your forum and other places on the net, but to no avail. I simply cannot get rid of this annoying virus and I do not now what to do. I have tried a long list of anti-virus programs, such as AVG, Comodo and others - all failing to heal the computer. The virus blocks the programs or disables their "guard mode". I will be very grateful for any help!