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Trying to get rid of this malicious rootkit

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#1 Cyima


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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:11 PM

I have been trying to dis infect my computer for the last few days and i am at the end of my wits now. Two days ago, my computer started behaving weird and keep freezing on me whenever i clicked a link in a browser. SO i decided to run some scans and found out few trojans. After they completed it told me that they did find something and I hit the delete button as it recommended. I thought all was now well, but after another warning of malicious URL, all the icons on my desktop flickered, and the appearance of the windows changed, from the standard appearance of Vista (key example are the buttons in the corner which are elongated and highlight when moused over) to something which looked more like Windows 98. I shut the computer down and restarted, and it was back to the Vista look. I am using Avast antivirus protection which is giving me the warning of

"Malicious URL blocked
Infection: URL: Mal
Process: c:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe

I thought that the URL would mean something to do with the browser I had used when the problem first arose (Google Chrome) so I started it up...but it didn't. Chrome was completely unresponsive and loaded nothing. I uninstalled, downloaded it again with Safari, and still it loaded nothing. I tried using CCleaner to uninstall again, and when I Ran the Cleaner (Habit) it told me that i have to shut down Google Chrome if i want the cache to be cleared. Okay....but Google chrome wasn't running at the time. I started it again, shut it down with Task Manager, and still it told me Google Chrome is running.

I think i've used every anti virus,anti malware, and rootkit detector in the planet including rkill and tdsskiller to no avail. I reckon with the time, infestation is getting deeper and i am getting url redirection and freezing getting worse.

I'm now fairly annoyed, and in all honesty quite scared. Apologies if the description isn't very clear, it's hard to describe.
Can anybody help me?

Many thanks in advance.

Edited by Cyima, 26 October 2010 - 08:23 PM.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 10:46 AM


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