Posted 13 September 2009 - 06:12 PM
I'm having some problems with a UAC rootkit infection. I'm using Windows XP 2002 Version with Service Pack 3. Initially I picked up a version of the rootkit associated with the rogue anti-virus program 'Total Security'. The Sophos Anti-Virus I'm running didn't pick anything up and I got invasive ad windows, Google redirects and unexplained background audio playing. I ran Anti-Malware, and after renaming the .exe it seemed to get rid of the infection, although it couldn't eliminate UACinit.dll - the delete on reboot option never worked. Recently though it seems to have reappeared, and I again have Google redirects, unexplained clicks and a rogue iexplore.exe appearing (I use Firefox). Anti-Malware is ineffective this time round, and Sophos Anti-Rootkit tool throws up a plethora of UAC files. None of them are recommended for deletion and I don't want to go further without more expert guidance. What should I do?
Thanks in advance...
Oh, and it also adds dodgy links to posts I make in forums. There may be one below this. What fun.