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TR/Rootkit Gen2 file locked in winsxs...pendingrenames


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#1 kleach

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 06:59 PM

When I run avira I get a hit for the TR/Rootkit Gen2 but the file is in the winsxs folder!
I can not seem to delete or do anything with the file.

There seems to be a few in there that trigger the same response.

Malware Bytes does not find anything.

Any ideas on how to clean this folder in Vista Home Premium


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Edited by hamluis, 26 July 2010 - 07:38 PM.
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#2 boopme

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 11:21 PM

Hello
The Winsxs folder, stores multiple copies of dll's in order to let multiple applications run in Windows without any compatibility problem. If you browse inside, you will see what look like a lot of duplicate dlls, each having the same name. These are actually, different versions of the same files which are being stored; as different programs may require different versions. In short, Winsxs, which stands for 'Windows Side By Side', is Vista's native assembly cache. Libraries which are being by multiple applications are stored there. This feature was first introduced, in Windows ME and was considered as Microsoft's solution to the so-called 'dll hell' issues that plagued Windows 9x. .. http://www.winvistaclub.com/f16.html

As you have a rootkit and you do not want to foul this foldr up... We'll need a deeper look. Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 12:01 PM

Thanks, but I was able to resolve this on my own.. I am doing ONE last malware bytes and AVira scan now..

IF I have issues I will post again.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 02:59 PM

Ok, thank you!
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 01:52 PM

Topic closed to avoid confusion, since you have now a topic here

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