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#1 eric512

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 01:12 PM

I'm looking for a way to do a scan via a boot disk on a system that is very slow and infected.

Is there a need to load the registry hive and scan that too? I'm looking for a boot disk that would do that - but things like BartPE take a long time to boot up on a slow computer. One of the Linux distros would be great - but I doubt they could work with hives.

Any ideas?

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 11:21 PM

One of the Linux distros would be great

If you are comfortable with Linux then look at Trinity Rescue Kit.
It offers 4 AV scanners, but only two will be useful - F-Prot and BitDfender.
(ClamAV is aimed at mail servers and the AVG version only detects, no removal)
The PC will need internet access to install the scan engines and get updates.
http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.php?wpid=1&front_id=12

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#3 eric512

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 12:21 AM

The Trinity looks great - but I'm looking for a way to scan the registry. On a machine that is not booted, the registry info resides in a hive file. That hive needs to be brought into a windows machine to be scanned as far as I know.

Someone who knows more about scanning hives and unbooted registries should help me here.

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 02:11 PM

Hello eric512,

I see that you have a log posted in the HiJack This forum here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/193893/infected-with-browersearch-redirection/

We do not allow more than one topic for the same computer and the same issue as this causes confusion, and in this case may make the disinfection process more difficult.

Because you have a log posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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