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Hack or Virus causes BSOD

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#1 PK4230


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Posted 07 February 2011 - 10:07 AM

Hi, my computer has been repeatedly getting the BSOD over the past 2 months. I have found the core of the problem. It was a fake driver known as [ikmasa.sys]. I have tried deleting it but it keeps saying 'Cannot read from source file or disk'. I ran an AVG anti-rootkit scan and it appears ikmasa.sys is a rootkit. The detection name was "IRP hook, \FileSystem\Ntfs IRP_MJ_CREATE -> ikmasa.sys +0x22B1". Can anybody please tell me how I can remove it. I do not want to resort to using System Restore or formatting the computer.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 07 February 2011 - 10:50 AM

Hello and welcome. We 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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