FYI, it appears this infection is an MBR rootkit, Rootkit.Boot.SST.b, also possibly known as Trojan.MBR.Alureon!IK. The apparent cure requires booting the machine from an external boot CD or USB drive (or pulling the drive out of the machine and connecting it to another machine) and running TDSSKiller or Hitman Pro (or perhaps another utility that can be run from an external drive). I will detail this on the earlier referenced blog link. Hopefully this information will be helpful to the person working with the OP. Good luck!
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Try Kaspersky AV. I don't normally recommend specific programs, and I usually stick to free ones. However when I got this virus (or whatever it is) recently none of the usual free stuff could find it. My nephew recommended Kaspersky so I gave in and got it. It ran, found an issue that was running at the moment, stopped it, rebooted and it hasn't popped up since. It's been 3 days now with no problems after several restarts (which is when it always hit me before). Maybe other paid antivirus work as well, I just know that this one worked for me.
Also check your IE history. I don't use IE, but when I checked the history it had a lot of sites that I had never visited. I added them all to my block list.
Hi all, I found a fix to this, still unsure as to what exactly it was that is causing this, but I was suggested by someone to try Hitman Pro, so I downloaded it, you get a 30 day free trial with it, after a 3 minute scan it found the problem, restarted my computer and it was gone. No more "pleaes remove all ity.im ads from your website" pop ups, and my computer seems some what fast again!
I also used the free version of hitman pro.Revealed no problems at all.
Have rebooted twice since yesterday and so far the problem with this pop up malware seems to have disappeared.Can only assume that by running hitman pro,somehow it has done the trick.
Fingers crossed that's the end of it.
hey guys - just joined to say I was following this thread for the same problem.
Ran the free hitmanpro 64 - and now my computer won't boot.
turns out the hitman pro has a history of corrupting the OS.
I am not at all technically inclined - lost in the woods at this point....
not sure yet how to fix it....