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#1 doctorphibes

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 11:48 AM

Can someone tell me how to use and configure root repeal? will it tell me if it finds a rootkit?
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Also it says I have a bunch of hidden Modules in Yahoo messenger. Is that a normal response?

Edited by doctorphibes, 22 August 2009 - 11:51 AM.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 09:33 PM

We Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepeal
  • Download RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.
  • Extract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).
  • Open Posted Image on your desktop.
  • Click the Posted Image tab.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Check all seven boxes: Posted Image
  • Push Ok
  • Check the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.
  • Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.
  • Once the scan completes, push the Posted Image button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.

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#3 doctorphibes

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 04:08 PM

Thank for replying. My version (Primary Mirror Download) looks nothing like the Root repeal in your reply except for the icon and the scan and save report buttons. There are no boxes to check, there are only tabs to click and scan each indivdual area itself. Nine tabs counting the save report tab at the end. I have tried this several ways and cannot save any report except by screenshot. Do these reports have to be scrutinized by someone to detect a rootkit or will RR tell me via (i.e. pop-up) or something if a rootkit is detected? I would appreciate any further suggestions. Thank again.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 06:02 PM

Hello, please note I'm not a staff member here, but maybe I can be useful. When I ran RootRepeal, those seven boxes only came up if I first went to the Report tab, and only then hit the Scan button. If the Report tab isn't on top, Scan just runs without bringing up the checkboxes. (So the first time through, I ran a scan for each individual tab before I figured it out.)

So: Report tab THEN Scan. Maybe that will work for you?

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#5 doctorphibes

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 04:43 PM

aaahhhh You're probably right. I'll try that and let you know. Thanks Straythe
BTW did it notify you if you had one or your computer was clean or did you have to submit the report?
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 05:19 PM

I get the impression that the RootRepeal log was inconclusive in my case. But it just reports a list of hidden services and files and such, it doesn't generate warnings or pop-ups.

Once RootRepeal is finished running, click on Save Report to name and keep the text file. It doesn't automatically make a log (if I recall correctly... my infected machine is in mid-scan right now).

A log might look like this (from kimba707's thread:)

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1400887


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Posted 26 August 2009 - 08:08 PM

Root Repeal download link

http://ad13.geekstogo.com/RootRepeal.exe
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