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H8SRT Infection


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#1 bevofan

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 10:26 AM

Ugh, I have it bad. The fake Malaware Defender pop ups started last week but I think the actual problem lies in H8SRT/TDSS somewhere. and I followed some preliminary removal attempts. Having only minor success, I am turning to the pros here and will be grateful for any and all advice you may have.

My symptoms:
- IE launching in the background
- Redirecting google searches
- Porn icons on my desktop
- Computer freezing and pretty much inoperable unless I'm in safe mode
- When booting normally, it will either get to a point and freeze/lock up, or show a black, blank screen. I swear I can almost hear someone laughing at my misery.

My system:
- Windows XP Pro SP2


What I've done so far:
- Ran Malware Bytes - Had some trouble getting it to run, had to rename it, took a few tries but it did eventually run. I haven't seen the Malaware Defender pop ups since then.
- Ran Root Repeal - Log shows a variety of H8SRT instances under Hidden/Locked files, Stealth Objects, and Hidden Services. Particularly,

Hidden Services
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Service Name: H8SRTd.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\H8SRTeppuwoodpt.sys



I'm eager to get started and appreciate your attention. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 11:58 PM

Hello,

Looks like you have a bad rootkit. To remove it requires specialized tools used only in the HiJack This forum. Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<==

If you cannot produce the DDS logs, then post back here and we will provide you with further instructions.

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