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Problems removing malware/rootkit (H8SRT* variant)

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#1 BlueHen00


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Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:40 AM

My computer is infected with a TDSS rootkit (the H8SRT* variant). I was told this by a Spybot detection helper. She instructed me to run spybot with a special .sbi file that she provided The program found the H8SRT stuff, but every time I rebooted and ran spybot again, it would appear to find the same files. At this point she instructed me to run Combofix. I started running it last night and it too scanned through (scan took 10-15min) and found six H8SRT files (mostly .dll's) - then it rebooted and scanned again (scan took +3hours), rebooted on its own overnight, and now its scanning again (going on 3+ hours). Right now the message I am seeing says "please be patient, this could take up to 10 minutes, or double that for very infected machines".

My question is - should I just let it keep going? Not sure what to do. I have not gotten any response from the Spybot team since yesterday afternoon (I guess they take the weekend off).


BTW - I'm running Windows XP.

Edited by BlueHen00, 23 January 2010 - 10:41 AM.

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