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Hacktool Rootkit Virus

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 08:17 PM

Every time I start my laptop, I receive a auto-protect result with HACKTOOL ROOTKIT infecting my files and deleting them automatically. Each time I start up, different files are infected and deleted. I did a virus scan but the problem still cant be solve.

Why is this occurring and how do I fix this?

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 05:25 AM

Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.


Post a Hijack This Log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below if the programs above have not removed ALL malware. DO NOT post a log in this forum. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 09:11 AM

What program is telling you about the Hacktool Rootkit? Is it providing the name/location of a specific file(s)?

Please download AVG Anti-Rootkit and save to your desktop
  • Double click avgarkt-setup- to install. By default it will install to C:\Program Files\GRISOFT\AVG Anti-Rootkit
  • Accept the license and follow the prompts to install.
  • You will be asked to reboot to finish the installation so click "Finish".
  • After rebooting, double-click the icon for AVG Anti-Rootkit on your desktop.
  • You will see a window with four buttons at the bottom.
  • Click "Search For Rootkits" and the scan will begin.
  • You will see the progress bar moving from left to right. The scan will take some so be patient and let it finish.
  • When the scan has finished, a small window will open so you can view the results.
  • Right click and select "Save Result To File".
  • By default the file will be saved with a .csv extension. (You can use notepad to open the .cvs file)
  • If anything was found, click "Remove selected items"
  • If nothing was found, please click the "Perform in-depth Search" saving anything found to file as before.

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