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MBR Rootkits


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#1 jimmy6951

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 11:33 PM

In my recent work on two of my friend's computers, they were BOTH infected with MBR rootkits. After running Combofix on both of them, it did remove the spawn of the rootkit, BUT, until I rebooted, expecting a clean computer, and then seeing the rootkit come back, then I realized that I hadn't actually killed the rootkit. I immediately booted back into recovery and typed a fixmbr. that's when I saw the evidence that the rootkit was still in the MBR. I got a caution that the MBR was non-standard or invalid. Once I rewrote the MBR, it killed the rootkit. I just wanted to share this, since my google's never hinted about this at all. jimmy

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