Can't get GMER to Work - Why!?!?
Posted 08 September 2009 - 08:55 PM
FYI ... my laptop is Gateway M-6862 with Vista Home Premuim, SP1, 64-Bit. And I have all the Updates installed as per Microsoft suggestion.
I have downloaded the latest "GMER RootKit Remover 184.108.40.20677" and tried running it and I get the following error ...
"C:\Windows\system32\config\system: The system cannot find the file specified."
But it won't tell me what file is trying to locate!!!
Since I can not attach a jpg ... I have to tell you that I can ONLY see "Services" "Registry" and "Files" on the Right-hand side of GMER program Highlighted ... the Rest of the Options are GREYed out ... so they are not Available!!!
So, I think GMER it does not initialize correctly and it will not allow the "Normal" options to be available.
Q: Can anyone please tell me how to get GMER work properly?
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Posted 08 September 2009 - 10:25 PM
Did you download the correct version (I haven't seen a 64-bit version now that I think about it)
The drivers might be different from 32-bit. I'm sure they are in XP. Don't know about Vista.
Posted 09 September 2009 - 10:48 AM
GMER runs on Windows NT/W2K/XP/VISTA
Anti-malware tools and scanners have problems enumerating the drivers and services on 64-bit machines. WOW64 is the x86 emulator that allows 32-bit Windows-based applications to run on 64-bit Windows but x86 applications are re-directed to the x86 \syswow64 when seeking the x64 \system32.
Making the Move to x64: File System Redirection
Any time a 32-bit process attempts to access c:\windows\system32 the WoW64 layer redirects it into c:\windows\syswow64 which contains all of the 32-bit Windows binaries. This prevents a 32-bit process from trying to load a 64-bit binary. Any scripts or tools running in a 32-bit process that is referencing this directory will be automatically redirected to the syswow64 directory.
What problems are you having that you need to use GMER?
GMER is a stand-alone tool that will help investigate for the presence of rootkits. It will not actually tell you if you are infected or not unless you know what you're looking for.
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Posted 13 September 2009 - 08:14 PM
First of all sorry about replying kind of late ... had some family emergencies.
QuietMan ... I just posted my FIX that I found to my Original problem ... which it was Explorer.exe*32 in Windows Task Manager would show that is running at 50% plus all the time for now reason. And in my search on the internet ... everyone was suggesting that those PCs with that problem must indicate that you have a Virus of somekind.
Well, I ran MBAM and SAS in "Safe Mode with Netwrking" as suggested and they both came back clean ... so I was trying to run GMER to catch any Rootkits ... assuming that would Fix my delimma / problem.
It would be great if the GMER Author would consider writing a 64-Bit version for folks like me.
THANKS a bunch for Your Help and Informative Post!
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