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I'm quite sure I'm infected

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#1 TiredofMyPC


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Posted 12 April 2010 - 06:03 PM

My computer is old and not in the greatest condition. Having said that, lately it has been running much slower than usual. Also, when I try to google something and click on a website, I am often redirected to other sites. I had this problem before a few months ago when I was infected with a braviax virus. I was able to find and get rid of the virus (I think). This time, I don't know what virus to look for. I have McAfee Security Center installed. Every now and then, there is a notification which says it has detected and repaired Patched-SYSfile.c (Trojan). It lists the file name as C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\atapi.sys When the notification occurs, it pops up continuously every few seconds for several minutes.

I also have IObit Security and Malwarebyte's Anti-Maleware installed. Neither program has detected anything.

Please help. What steps should I take next??

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#2 techextreme


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Posted 13 April 2010 - 08:08 AM

Patched-SYSfile pointing at atapi.sys is a good sign of a TDSS Rootkit infection. This infection requires tools which are not permitted in this forum. With that being said, this one is best left to the experts, so I'm going to refer you to the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs Forum.

Please read the Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help in cleaning your computer. Once complete, post a link back to this forum so the MRT team knows what we have tried.

Please be patient as the MRT team is quite busy sometimes and it may take a day or even a few for someone to pickup your log but someone will get back to you.

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