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Is catchme.sys a rootkit on my PC?

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#1 wtfer


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Posted 30 August 2009 - 11:01 PM

I was infected with a rootkit a few weeks back & posted in the HijackThis forum for help. I finally cleaned up my PC after using Combofix & a few other programs after I followed the instructions there & every program showed my PC free of every Maleware & rootkits just a few days ago.

I wanted to be double sure, so I just ran a few extra anti-virus programs, I used:
RUbotted, F-Secure Blacklight rootkit scanner, Rootkit Buster & RootkitRevealer, Sophos Anti-Rootkit, MalewareBtyes, Super-Antispyware.

All of them showed me clean, except the last program I used, which was UnHackMe. It brought up a few problems, one of them that showed a serious infection:

The problem is related to the computer component:
Kernel Auto Boot
Services detected by Partizen
Item Name catchme
Related File \??\C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\catchme.sys

This program is a known as maleware

I searched around google & there are conflicting reports on if this is either a virus or it is somehow related to Combofix.

The rest of the search results using UnHackme came up with suspicious, but unknown if harmful program files including:




Again, using google on all of the file names. all of them came with conflicting reports, like some say MEMSWEEP2 is a Trojan & other say it is part of Sophos Anti-Rootkit etc....

Is UnhackMe incorrect & these files are not problems, or am I still infected? As none of the other 8+ programs I used brought up those files as harmful!


Sorry about the typo in the topic description.

Edited by wtfer, 31 August 2009 - 12:31 PM.

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