Posted 04 January 2010 - 10:26 PM
I am using a Compaq Presario V2601CL laptop with Windows XP. Today Spyware Doctor gave me a notice that there was a rootkit on my computer (rootkit.win32.agent.ex) of medium threat. Whenever I would click the button to fix the problem, it would remove it, then give me a notice that says that a reboot and scan is required to "complete the removal of some infections". Whenever I click the button to reboot, the computer would go through the rebooting process and Spyware Doctor would start up again...only to tell me that I still had that same rootkit and the same number of infections as before. Trying to remove it just results in a repeat of the reboot-SDrestart-find rootkit again process.
I have run Avira Antivirus, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, and SUPERAntiSpyware, but all of them have come back telling me there's nothing on my computer. I tried SpyHunter also, which said there was something, but since it's a non-registered version, it can't do anything.
I'm not sure what to do. I don't know if there's really something on my computer, or if Spyware Doctor is giving me some kind of false positive. If someone could please help me, I would appreciate it immensely!