I'm no expert on removals but to add some unwelcome pessimism, be sure to check your system carefully after system restores. Even a full format & reinstall of the OS can be reinfected in seconds after the first full boot up. Some of the more sinister packages out there are now downloading fake bios updates for components.
Thanks for reinforcing my paranoia. I'll put that second tinfoil hat on now. I was discussing this exact thing with my son last night. I had wondered, but this is the first I had heard of this sort of hack.
Is there an easy way to ckeck if the BIOS has been flashed? Geez I didn't even know that video cards had their own bios.
Cam. I kept asking for agent 99, but they just put me trough to this wierd Max guy.