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Price Gong - is this another rootkit??


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#1 chessie

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 10:31 PM

One of our family computers is having a rootkit problem and we have been trying to solve it with MalwareBytes. But every time we restart it returns and something called "Price Gong" pops up in the lower right corner. No, it is not the PriceGong application from Firefox, it is different and the little screen has a green background. It goes away when I click the "X" to close it and does not keep popping up like the other rootkits so far. Sorry, but I don't know how to make a screen shot to post here.

I just want to know if anyone has heard of this or is this genuine?

Thanks, totally confused here :flowers: :thumbsup:

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 07:56 PM

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We Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepeal
  • Download RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.
  • Extract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).
  • Open Posted Image on your desktop.
  • Click the Posted Image tab.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Check all seven boxes: Posted Image
  • Push Ok
  • Check the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.
  • Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.
  • Once the scan completes, push the Posted Image button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.

Edited by garmanma, 08 September 2009 - 07:57 PM.

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#3 chessie

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 02:04 PM

Hello and thanks for replying.

Before I proceed with your instructions, I have a question. I had posted a question under the " BleepingComputer.com > Security > HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal" section regarding this computer. I was not trying to double post but I had already made the error of bumping (THEN saw the "Do not bump your topic" phrase; sorry, my bad). I just was asking here if anyone recognized that name as it has not come up on a Google search or a search here as anything but that FireFox application. I am pretty darn sure it is not the same thing. I have kept the infected computer offline since my last post about it in the hope that may avoid further incursions. At least it keeps my son off YouTube late at night, LOL. So should I wait for the reply on the other post and close this one?

Either way, this remains: rootkit.TDRSS and no matter how many times MalwareBytes is run, it always is there at restart. :flowers:

The Weatherman edited my other post so I believe I am in queue and my HJT log is being reviewed. I did not answer him back yet because I don't want to wrongly bump it again. This is the link to the other post; I don't want to waste the time of two experts if I only need one, so please tell me what I should do. Maybe you can merge the posts? :thumbsup: :trumpet:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/255590/remaining-infections-from-windows-safety-center/

Also, if I am not quite using the forum links and such correctly, my apologies. I am new to this site but very impressed with it.

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 06:45 PM

Please proceed with the other post. It is more than likely I would have sent you there anyways
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