Hello, malware of this type a rootkit can be vety tricky and hard to notice.Rootkits
, backdoor Trojans
, and IRC Bots
are very dangerous because they compromise system integrity
by making changes that allow it to by used by the attacker for malicious purposes. Rootkits are used by Trojans to conceal its presence (hide from view) in order to prevent detection of an attacker's software and make removal more difficult. Many rootkits can hook into the Windows 32-bit kernel, and patch several APIs to hide new registry keys and files they install. They can disable your anti-virus and security tools to prevent detection and removal
. Remote attackers use backdoors as a means of accessing and taking control of a computer that bypasses security mechanisms. This type of exploit allows them to steal sensitive information like passwords, personal and financial data which is send back to the hacker. To learn more about these types of infections, you can refer to:What danger is presented by rootkits?Rootkits and how to combat themr00tkit Analysis: What Is A Rootkit
To remove this we need to do this next.
Next Please install RootRepealNote
: Vista users
,, right click on desktop icon and select "Run as Administrator."Fatdcuk at Malwarebytes posted a comprehensive tutorial - Self Help guide can be found here if needed.: Malwarebytes Removal and Self Help Guides.
, and download RootRepeal.zip
to your Desktop. Tutorial with images ,if needed >> L@@K.
Unzip that,(7-zip tool if needed)
and then click RootRepeal.exe
to open the scanner.
Next click on the Report
tab, now click on Scan
. A Window will open asking what to include in the scan. Check all
of the below and then click OK
Not this >>> SSDT
Now you'll be asked which drive to scan. Check C
: and click OK
again and the scan will start. Please be patient as the scan runs. When the scan has finished, click on Save Report
Name the log RootRepeal.txt
and save it to your Documents folder (it should automatically save it there).
Please copy and paste that into your next reply. Please note:
If Rootrepeal fails to run, try this step: Click Settings
. Set the Disk Access slider to High
Newer Malwares are written to make anti malware tools not run..so we rename them to fool them.
Not an unwise decision to make. In some instances an infection may have caused so much damage to your system that it cannot be completely cleaned or repaired. Wiping your drive, reformatting, and performing a clean install of the OS or doing a factory restore removes everything and is the safest action but I cannot make that decision for you.
Reformatting a hard disk deletes all data. If you decide to reformat, you can back up all your important documents, data files and photos. The safest practice is not to backup any autorun.ini or .exe files because they may be infected. Some types of malware may disguise itself by adding and hiding its extension to the existing extension of files so be sure you take a close look at the full name. After reformatting, as a precaution, make sure you scan these files with your anti-virus prior to copying them back to your hard drive.
The best proceedure is a low level format. This completely wipes the drive. Then reinstall the OS.
Use the free version of Active@ KillDisk
Or Darik's Boot And Nuke
The best sources of Information on this areReformatting Windows XPMichael Stevens Tech
Of course also feel free to ask anything on this in the XP forum. They'd be glad to help.
2 guidelines/rules when backing up
1) Backup all your important data files, pictures, music, work etc... and save it onto an external hard-drive. These files usually include .doc, .txt, .mp3, .jpg etc...
2) Do not backup any executables files or any window files. These include .exe/.scr/.htm/.html/.xml/.zip/.rar files as they may contain traces of malware. Also, .html or .htm files that are webpages should also be avoided.
Download Belarc Advisor
- builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, including Microsoft Hotfixes, and displays the results in your Web browser.
Run it and then print out the results, they may be handy.