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Possible Rootkit virus infection


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#1 Angelicbaby1313

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 09:33 PM

My internet has been running really slow. Whenever I open either Firefox or IE another window pops up sometimes with ads for stores, or websites. When I go to google anything and click a link it takes me to another link. This also happens with yahoo when I search.

I have run both Spybot Search and Destroy, SuperAnti Spyware, and AVG. Nothing is showing up. I did run Sophos Anti Rootkit and have a list of hidden files but I don't know what is what.

I am running on Windows XP

What can I do to get this fixed?

Edited by Angelicbaby1313, 30 November 2009 - 11:08 PM.


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#2 Angelicbaby1313

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:13 PM

Hi! I posted this in the "Am I infected" but I already found out the answer to that. This problem started the last night. When I open firefox/IE it pops up with a page taking me to some business sites. When I do a google search or yahoo search it won't let me click on any of the links or such it redirects me to another site and I have to cut and paste.

I ran AVG anti-rootkit and virus, Superantispyware, and Spybot Search and Destroy (Which I then deleted because I don't normally use it). I ran a Sophos Anti-Rootkit and it has a list of the hidden files but that's about it.

Any help would be great!

Edited by Angelicbaby1313, 30 November 2009 - 10:21 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:29 PM

I have merged the topic you posted in the HiJack This forum to your original topic in the Am I Infected forum as you didn't post any logs and to avoid confusion.

Please do not now post logs unless one is requested.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:33 PM

Thanks I couldn't get the logs to work. I tried that dds thing and it wouldn't download to my computer.

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 06:24 PM

I tried that dds thing and it wouldn't download to my computer.


Please download RSIT by random/random and save it to your Desktop.
Note: You will need to run this tool while connected to the Internet so it can download HijackThis if it is not located on your system. If you get a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding Rist attempting to contact the Internet, please allow the connection.
  • Close all applications and windows so that you have nothing open and are at your Desktop.
  • Double-click on RSIT.exe to start the program.
  • If using Windows Vista, be sure to Run As Administrator.
  • Click Continue after reading the disclaimer screen.
  • Leave the drop down box set to default: "List/folders created or modified in the last 1 month (30 days).
  • When the scan is complete, a text file named log.txt will automatically open in Notepad.
  • Save the log file to your desktop and copy/paste the contents into a new topic in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here.
Important: Be sure to mention that you tried to follow the Prep Guide but were unable to get DDS to run.

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