Well my brother and his friend came to me with a malware problem on their machine, asking me to take care of it.
I'd consider myself somewhat of a nerd, and naturally I have a little experience with malware, trojans, and malware removal.
I installed a few programs on the machine already, HiJackThis, and ERUNT in case I need to get dirty with the registry. I've had a few more ideas on some programs that might work, and I've taken the time to read through the Malware Cleaning Guide before posting this. However, because the system is so incredibly bogged down by the virus, and because my 2 hours of research has shown that those steps do not remove the virus, I decided to skip them in favor of something more direct and quick.
As I said before, I am not afraid to get dirty with the registry. I have experience with it and I do know what I'm doing, at least somewhat. If any experts here could point me in the right direction though, that'd be great.
The next post will contain the HiJackThis log, as I am currently posting from my machine, not the infected one.