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Possible Rootkit Virus Infection


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#1 jaszd

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 08:26 PM

Good morning!
I am new to this site and the forum....I am hoping someone can help me with my computer issues....the other personal issues I have are far beyond help or medication!

I am running Windows XP Pro SP3 on a Dell system (optiplex 320) that was my old work machine (prior to the company going bankrupt...my severance package I guess). It was a networked machine and I have had it at home as a home computer for a year now (no home network) and it has been operating fine until just recently. Started when I attempted to run a virus scan using Super Antispyware....system would give the Blue Screen of death telling me there was a page fault on a non paged area. I updated the BIOS and still the probelms. I started to experience other operational problems with other software. Internet was no longer functional with either IE or Firefox. I started to look at Rootkit virus software and ran several programs to no avail. Things started to look up when I ran RegRun and it was identifying some of the .exe files that were infected. It supoosedly fixed things and everything went back to normal....well for a few days. I now have an issue when I connect to the internet as the system will re-boot shortly after connecting. I ran a winsock fix that helped restore my internet connection that was no longer available as the driver was not operating.....it did nothing for the reboot problem.....then tryed replacing userinit.exe as it was an infected file.....that enabled me to now run Super Antispyware and not get a blue screen. The internet still causes the machine to re-boot. I am trying to think if I have missed any other things that I have attempted to do........I have followed some other advice to no avail....defrag!!!....checkdisk......numerous other spyware programs (Malware anti malware, Unhackme, Regcure, Spybot, CC Cleaner) that have done nothing other than tell me the machine was fine. I think the virus came with a NCH piece of downloaded software for converting .avi files. Hope someone can help.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 10:29 PM

The new codec that infects the userinit.exe is often bundled with other advanced nasty infections and you may be looking for more than one rootkit and a few backdoor trojans.

These infections are best handled with expert help in the HJT 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 07 March 2009 - 07:44 AM

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Thanks for the reply I will post on the HJT forum as linked.
You are right I suspect a mess of infections.
Thanks Again!

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 08:51 AM

Good Luck

A tip for the future, most of these infections are best fought when disconnected from the internet

I use a clean computers and build a toolkit of the best scanners, their updates, etc. Using an immunizded usb drive, I attack the malware from safe and normal modes. One essential tool is an oem windows xp cd that matches the installed OS, with sp3 already installed in it.

If that won't fix the computer I have found it's best to reload it anyway as it's untrustworthy.
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 12:54 AM

Hello jaszd,

Now that you have a log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/209195/rootkit-virus-infection-and-then-some/ 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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