Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:43 AM
The other day i received a phone call from a friend, who claimed they clicked something and now the computer was dead.
I drove out and found the computer infected with security tool. The item that suprised me was that the operating systems was Vista premium 64 bit edition.
To make a long story short i was able to remove the infection with malware bytes.
I also did a scan with Spybot S&D, also SuperAnti Spyware.
All scans turned out clean once i removed some items with malwarebytes.
I also ran a scan from ESET and the scan turned up nothing.
I ran ADSspy, and deleted two entires realated to the recylce bin.
Once finished I applied all immunizations from spybot search and destory, as well as javacools spyware blaster. Also i updated their Anti-Virus (McAfee... yuck). A final note was i installed Microsoft security Essentials, i might as well test it on more compuetrs than just mine.
The computer seems fine, my question is
Do root kits exist for 64 bit operating systems and if so, what tool should i run to try and find this.
Note: This computer is not at my disposal, this will be something i may check on the weekend.
I can only help.. If i know what the problem is.
we never have time to do things right, but we always have time to do them again