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#1 homefire

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 10:23 PM

Litvak, I had the same problem today. Everything that I tried to open would just flash for a moment, then I'd get the Security Tool error message. We managed to boot in safe mode and then run our spyware programs, which did make it stop running. However, now after reading a bit here, I am wondering if it's gone for good, or if it is going to pop back up next reboot.

The post above was fairly cryptic to me (feeling dumb) but I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how to find out whether Security Tool is truly gone without rebooting?

Edit: I should say that I'm running Vista with AVG antivirus, Spybot S&D, and Malwarebytes installed. We ran both Spybot and Malwarebytes while it was in safe mode.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 05:21 PM

Malwarebytes while it was in safe mode.

Mbam is most efficient in normal mode


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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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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

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Please download Win32kDiag.exe by AD and save it to your desktop.
alternate download 1
alternate download 2
  • This tool will create a diagnostic report
  • Double-click on Win32kDiag.exe to run and let it finish.
  • When it states Finished! Press any key to exit..., press any key on your keyboard to close the program.
  • A file called Win32kDiag.txt should be created on your Desktop.
  • Open that file in Notepad and copy/paste the entire contents (from Starting up... to Finished! Press any key to exit...) in your next reply.
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:thumbsup: Go to Posted Image > Run..., then copy and paste this command into the open box: cmd
Click OK.
At the command prompt C:\>, copy and paste the following command and press Enter:
DIR /a/s %windir%\scecli.dll %windir%\netlogon.dll %windir%\eventlog.dll >Log.txt & START notepad Log.txt
A file called log.txt should be created on your Desktop.
Open that file and copy/paste the contents in your next reply.
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POst the logs back here when complete
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 10:09 PM

So you're saying I need to download this thing above?

I did reboot it this morning, and a Security Tool icon popped up on the desktop, so I ran Malwarebytes right away, which seemed to get rid of it again. But you think that will probably continue to happen unless I do this RootRepeal thing?

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 07:05 PM

You more than likely have a rootkit infection that will not go away without a few more steps than mbam or any other scan tool can provide
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