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Skynet Bad Image Error, Rootkit Suspected

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#1 HeartsWrath


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Posted 13 August 2009 - 10:14 PM

After running a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware quick scan, I encountered 5 Skynet trojans, three of which were successfully removed. After restarting my computer, I started receiving various "bad image" errors. Thinking it was just something pesky, I ran a few more scans in McAfee, A-Squared, and MBAM to no avail. I decided to google to the problem and found this thread here at Bleeping Computer: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/237633/infected-with-skynet-and-ntoskrnl-hook-with-bad-image-pop-up/. I've read that thread and have since disabled my internet connection and used McAfee's firewall lockdown just to be safe. I am also currently running a MBAM full scan. I'm very afraid of how much this supposed rootkit could compromise my system due to my use of said laptop for online shopping as well as the fact that I am connected to a home wireless network. I'm pretty much afraid of connecting back on to the internet for fear of getting completely hacked.

I'm running Windows XP Media Edition 2005 and use Firefox and Google Chrome as browsers. The initial problem that prompted me to run scans was an annoying browser hi-jacked that would keep sending me to shopping sites anytime I used google.

I'd really appreciate some help! :thumbsup:


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#2 garmanma


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Posted 14 August 2009 - 09:36 PM

Let's see the last mbam scan log

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#3 HeartsWrath

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 03:30 PM

Well, currently I have an IT guy I know working on it. He's most likely going to wipe the HD and see what data he can salvage, which I have no problem with since my files are only as important as a few completed games and internet bookmarks. Once it's returned to me I'll post the MBAM log and download rootrepeal.

My concern lies with how compromised any passwords to paypal and such would be however. I did go in on another computer and change everything but still, this skynet trojan seems to be pretty nasty.

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