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Require help removing possible rootkit/malware infection

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#1 UKIkarus


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Posted 28 December 2009 - 11:32 AM


Before i begin please note i have a faulty motherboard which is soon to be replaced (trying to ensure the machine is clean to narrow down on any possible causes of the machine playing up, and to reduce the chances of any issues occuring when i replace the board).

With that said lets begin.

I have recently been having problems with my machine, when attempting to browse the internet via google all my results were redirected to a site known as "widgetlibrarypiece.com" and the only solution i found was to tab to the link and hit return.

After reading alot of posts around the net i found that others had the same symptoms and began looking into it, now i know its recommended not to use any tools such as combofix etc without supervision but ive had experience using them in the past i have managed to clean out some malware/rootkits and remove the issue with the redirecting however im still getting random hangs of browsers or overall system hangs but the funny thing is my task manager shows my CPU, RAM and Pagefile as 0% when this happens.

I would like assistance in checking the system thoroughly to ensure there are no traces left, and to narrow down any remaining issues to hardware faults.

Another issue i have come across when running combofix is that it shows c:\boot.ini as being incorrect format

I have checked this and it appears that the file is blank and indeed my boot.ini has been modified, if this can be looked into also id greatly appreciate it.

The system is running on 5 SATA HDD a for backup images (which are clean) and 4 in Raid0 Striped using the Nvidia Raid drivers which has proven to be an issue with alot of software :).

All scanners used have found no traces of any virus/malware or anything of a sort, GMER hangs whenever i try to run it even when following guides running in safemode disabling any emulators/scanners etc and other tools cause the pc to simply reboot without any BSOD that i can check.

HijackThis shows clean as far as i can see, (youll have to excuse the crap installed by bros n sister lol)

I have tried installing the recovery console multiple times via different methods to no avail perhaps you can help me here too, as i have to keep using a repacked CD to boot with the drivers to see the Raid setup if there is a way around this itll be most convenient.

If anyone can help me do a thorough run through of the system to ensure that anything nasty is removed before i replace the MB to reduce hastle itd be greatly appreciated as i do not wish to lose all stored on my D partition (650GB+)

Hoping to replace the MB and keep the raid intact


Daryl :(

if you require any logs just let me know and ill post them :(

P.S. my pc is beeping twice when logging into windows, also unfortunately the RootRepeal software is causing my pc to BSOD both in normal mode and safe-mode so im unable to get a log :) however i have been able to get GMER working by updating my NVRaid.sys and other drivers related to it... however whhen i attempted to save the log the pc froze .... so ill have to rescan if requested

the error is "irql_not_less_or_equal" as shown in the image below (not mine) and it is being caused by NVRaid.sys when running rootrepeal

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EDIT: thought id add that when running full screen apps in normal mode the sound will loop but whatever is running will continue fine until i try to exit or change the active window then the system hangs because the windows explorer has crashed and i cannot do anything but restart the pc from there... however in safe mode it doesnt appear to get that bad, only crashes web browsers but im able to scan or do everything else with little to no hanging

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Edited by UKIkarus, 29 December 2009 - 09:01 AM.

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#2 fireman4it


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Posted 07 January 2010 - 03:47 PM

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