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How to reset speedtouch password when infected with rootkit virus and trojans.


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#1 Zacbelle1

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 08:43 AM

Hi I have rootkit virus and am getting help on another forum (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic216914.html).

I want to set a new Strong password before I wipe my hard drive and reinstall a clean version of windows xp.

I am being helped by Jat90 who suggested I put a post on this forum to see if anyone knows a way of resetting the password.

I believe the only way is to hook up my router to a clean computer and login from there to reset password. I have jsut found out that my laptop which I thought was clean of this malicious virus is also infected so I don't want to use that.

Anyone help me? I'm using speedtouch st585 v6. I had to update the firmware to uk version (6.2 I think) which was the only way to get it to handshake with my isp when I churned recently from aapt to tpg. (Australia)

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 09:49 AM

Usually all the routers have a hard reset button on the unit itself. It will be very small in size and you can use "safety pin or pen" kind of things to reset it. Usually you need hold it for around 2mins or so, when it is powered on

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#3 Zacbelle1

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 04:41 AM

Hi Thanks for the reply.
I was told to reset my router password with a "strong password" because the virus I had might have sent info back that would mean someone could hack into my router.
I was worried that if reset the password then the trojan on my system would key log the new password and send the info out the back door.
I have got around it now by wiping my windows installation clean and subsequently logging into the router and scrounging around inside it until I found where I could set the password.
All sorted now, except for the fact that I can't get my new windows installation to read my files and settings transfer wizard files. I have hundreds of files and photo;s that I can't access or reinstall.
I have tried all mentioned fixes except for the fastserv program yet. My last hope.
Anyway better close this thread and open a new one for the F.A.S.T. problem - but I don't think I've got much hope.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 04:55 AM

sorry not fastserv, I meant "Fastconv". Hope it works




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