i got a virus/malware called "windows secure kit 2012"....ran a quick scan with Microsoft security essentials (MSE) and nothing, the next day i ran a full scan and it said it removed a few things i can list if needed..
however the pop up reoccured and i ran the full scan again but it found nothing..(i assume it has to be running to find it?).. anyway thats all i did prior to completeing the necessary steps.....
One thing i notice that may be of concern is that in resource monitor there are a couple "dllhost exe" that are grayed out (terminated) and they come and go...(dont know if they ever run at this point)
I have used this tool multiple times on systems for getting rid of viruses and nasty things called rootkits. Comboxfix from Bleepingcomputer.com. Some things to remember is that these can hide on USB sticks and external media and other comptuers on your home network if you have any. Some can go from one system to another if not secured. So make sure to scan everything. These also can hide in RAM (Memory) so power down the system to remove all cached RAM, I have seen them hide in system restore point files etc.. I also have used System Restore to wipe out a virus because System Restore resets all your registery settings to a previous time where you hopefully did not have a virus. Note: System Restore does not delete or change files like Word and Excel etc...But may remove installed games or programs if they were installed recently.