Hi all. :]
I was wondering what the signs/symptoms of a TDL3 Rootkit infection are? (And the best ways to detect it if there are no clear signs?)
I noticed that I had an update queued up on Windows Update (MS10-015) but it wasn't automatically selecting/downloading itself, so I decided to look up what it was/what it was for and a possible reason... and that is when I came across:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/296204/tdl3-rootkit-is-causing-bsod-in-17-year-old-ms-bug-patch/ ("TDL3 rootkit is causing BSOD in 17-year old MS bug patch!")
Which made me somewhat... worry. Before I download the update, I'd like to ensure that I don't have this rootkit since I do not have a Windows CD (the people I bought my Laptop from decided to be so kind and not include one) and don't want to deal with the hassle.
I'm fairly certain I don't have it (MABM/SAS/my AV come up clean, nothing out-of-the-ordinary happening), and I'm vastly paranoid about what websites I go to. And on that note... I take it the following sites are all 'okay/safe' ones? I've just never really gone to them/seen them before (they were linked in the above bleepingcomputer link). Yes, I feel as stupid asking this as you probably think I am as you read it. >.>