Originally Posted by detox
my dad got this same thing, its not a virus, just a pain in the a$$.
Malware has become hard to define. You're right that this is not a virus as it doesn't reproduce itself but it's also more than a trojan as it's not hiding itself anymore. It doesn't really matter the name you give it, it's bad period.
But, this threat is actually very easy to remove, even manually, when you know what you're doing.