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#1 poriet

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 04:50 AM

Hi,
I had a suspicion that I might have copped a rootkit. I was told that an antivirus programme ( I'm using Clamwin ) cannot root out rootkits.
Instead, one must use a boot disk ( to be created, and I used UBC4 Windows ). Then one scans using the Clamwin portable program from a USB stick. I hope that's clear.
Well, ho, ho ho. My attempts to make the boot disk met with failure ( tell you later ). A computer whizz made one for me, checked it worked yet it failed to boot on my computer ( is there a pattern emerging here? )

So, I Googled and came up with Bleepingcomputer who advised Blacklight. I did that, scanned and came up clean.
However, I have difficulty believing it was all so easy. If my antivirus program cant root out rootkits, how come Blacklight can succeed without all that boot-up malarkey?

Bruce

Edited by Budapest, 23 September 2010 - 05:10 AM.
Moved from XP ~BP


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