I had always considered myself pretty savvy, cluey and the rest when it came to being infected with malicious software. After getting an email from my I.S.P telling me I was infected, I did some very deep digging.
All my anti-virus software et al had missed a variation of this
I dodged the DNSChanger, but I don't know how long I have been infected with MBROOT. From what I have read, I may well have been a participant in a botnet attack, or even worse.
My thread/post is just a reminder to people that when it comes to infections, nothing
is a 100% with detection these days beyond not ever getting onto the Net itself.
solution that shredded this malware was Microsoft's "malicious software removal tool"...nothing else detected it nor combated it. Not even SpyBot's 'Teatimer', which I have always found to detect everything related to altered Windows Registry Keys.
Just be aware that even if you think your PC is clean, it may not be(yeah Mac users, yeah yeah, blah blah "we are on Mac and will always be safe!" RUBBISH!)