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TDSS rootkit returns on reboot

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#1 Nothingbutquestions


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Posted 13 April 2010 - 09:47 AM

Original problem was redirection of all search results on Google and Yahoo (all I use) and from IE or Firefox.
Also would not allow update of any av or antimalware programs.

Finally found a reference to Kapersky TDSSRootkit tool. It identified the atapi problem and said would cure it upon reboot. It does and it doesn't. It comes back and TDSSrootkit finds it again .........upon reboot.
However now I am able to update MBAM, Super Antispyware, and Spybot. Ran those and dumped all the garbage and rebooted. TDSS rootkit stil finds the atapi problem.
Tried to install HitmanPro but receive error not a WIN32 program. So no luck.
How do I get rid of this once and for all?
Running Windows XP Home SP3 with AVAST on a Samsung Netbook with NO CD/DVD only virtual.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 04:41 PM

Follow this guide:

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

—George Bernard Shaw

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