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Possible (VERY NASTY) Rootkit?

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#1 cali93


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Posted 09 October 2009 - 09:26 PM

Good evening,

A few weeks back, I was encountering issues in which I was being redirected from websites (using Google search) to an address containing the following URL:

http:///z43523673.cn (Thankfully I am using NoScript on Firefox!)

I updated Malwarebytes' Antimalware, and ran a full system scan. I found three Rootkit.TDSS programs and a Worm.Agent. Not fun. I thought the worst was over, but I was wrong.

Recently, I have begun encountering the very same problem again. I am being redirected, occasionally, to the same URL, but I am now completely unable to boot into safe mode. I update Malwarebytes' Antimalware at least three times daily, but I am still unable to find anything during a full system scan. Also, my browser is beginning to crash unexpectedly.

Is there any insight into what I should do?

I am using Microsoft XP Professional Service Pack 3.

Edited by garmanma, 11 October 2009 - 09:04 PM.
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Posted 10 October 2009 - 10:53 AM


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Posted 11 October 2009 - 09:06 PM

Hello and welcome to BC

Update mbam and run a FULL scan
Please post the results



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.

Please note: If Rootrepeal fails to run, try this step: Click Settings - Options. Set the Disk Access slider to High

Also try: right-click on rootrepeal.exe and rename it to tatertot.scr

Edited by garmanma, 11 October 2009 - 09:07 PM.

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