A format would be a good idea here as in the log it shows presence of a rootkit. Regarding rootkits...Rootkits
and backdoor Trojans
are very dangerous
because they use advanced techniques (backdoors) as a means of accessing a computer system that bypasses security mechanisms and steal sensitive information which they send back to the hacker. Many rootkits can hook into the Windows 32-bit kernel, and patch several APIs to hide new registry keys and files they install. Remote attackers use backdoor Trojans
and rootkits as part of an exploit to gain unauthorized access to a computer and take control of it without your knowledge.All passwords should be changed immediately
to include those used for banking, email, eBay, paypal and online forums. You should consider them to be compromised
. You should change each password by using a different computer and not the infected one. If not, an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. If using a router
, you need to reset it with a strong logon/password so the malware cannot gain control before connect again. Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breach. Because your computer was compromised please read How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?
Although the rootkit has been identified and may be removed, your PC has likely been compromised and there is no way to be sure the computer can ever be trusted again. It is dangerous and incorrect to assume that because this malware has been removed the computer is now secure
. In some instances an infection may have caused so much damage to your system that it cannot be completely cleaned or repaired. The malware may leave so many remnants behind that security tools cannot find them. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of malware, the best course of action is to wipe the drive clean, reformat and reinstall the OS. Please read:
Should you decide not to follow that advice, we will do our best to help clean the computer of any infections but we cannot guarantee it to be trustworthy or that the removal will be successful. Tell me what you want to do.If you wish to continue, please follow the instructions below please...
Please run DDS and post the logs back once it's done so we can see the condition of the machine.
Then, run a rootkit scan and see what may still be there. It may take a few days or more to clean this computer depending on how many replies we can get each day and how smoothly things go.Download and run RootRepeal CR
Please download RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop
- Direct Download (Recommended)
- Zip Mirrors (Recommended if you have a slower connection or if the Direct Download mirror is down)
- Unzip the RootRepeal.zip file it to it's own folder. (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror to download RootRepeal).
- Close/Disable all other programs especially your security programs (anti-spyware, anti-virus, and firewall) Refer to this page, if you are unsure how.
- Physically disconnect your machine from the internet as your system will be unprotected.
- Double-click on RootRepeal.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, please right-click and run as Administrator...
- Click the tab at the bottom.
- Now press the button.
- A box will pop up, check the boxes beside All Seven options/scan area
- Now click OK.
- Another box will open, check the boxes beside all the drives, eg : C:\, then click OK.
- The scan will take a little while to run, so let it go unhindered.
- Once it is done, click the Save Report button.
- Save it as RepealScan and save it to your desktop
- Reconnect to the internet.
- Post the contents of that log in your reply please.
Edited by extremeboy, 15 September 2009 - 06:57 PM.