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Hard disk scan showing root kit behavior??


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#1 Mark889

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 08:29 PM

Recently my computer has been freezing (no error message or BSOD) just mouse cursor freeze, downloads stop, etc. It had also been randomly rebooting. I had initially thought that it might have something to do with a recent hardware change that I did (motherboard, cpu and ram)along with 3 attempts at a fresh windows install....though it still could be. However today the security program (Norton) icon disappeared from the task bar and I was not able to get it to start or run any scans. When I click on the Norton desktop icon or try to get it started from the program menu, nothing happens. I ended up going to Nortons website and made a bootable recovery disk but the scan showed no infections. I attempted to download Malwarebytes but got an error and wasn't able to download if from the website. I ended up downloading it and super antispyware using my wifes computer to t thumb drive and running scans with both.....no infections. When I closed those programs, they each showed some type of error message (unfortunately I didn't write them down). I went to Eset's website and attempted to run the online scan but after about 45-50% the computer froze again. I attempted this twice. Another thing that I noticed was that when I tried to access two tech sites (this one included) I had gotten the same windows error message after a couple of minutes stating that "the webpage couldn't be loaded" (even though I was viewing it). It would then close. Ultimately I downloaded GMER and a scan showed under the following headings:
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Disk
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\Device\Harddisk0\DRO
Value
sector 00: rootkit-like behavior

Sorry for the long winded post. I realize that some of it may not have anything to do with a possible infection but just wanted to be as thorough as I could with what symptoms I encountered and the attempts that I had made trying to fix it.
I had a rootkit (along with some other nasties) last year and my computer was cleaned of it thanks to the great people here at this website. Am I infected again?

Thanks in advance for any help.
Mark

My computer:
OS Win XP sp3
AMD Phenom II 965 X4
MB Biostar A77OE3
RAM G.Skill DDR3 1333
PS Corsair TX750
Video card EVGA GTX260

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 08:32 PM

Hello, we need to repost this info with at least a DDS log.

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.
If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.
Let me know if that went well.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 11:08 AM

Hello boopme, I followed your directions and posted all that you had requested in the other section of this forum. The only small snag I ran into was that I had to run the GMER scan again from the program I had saved to my thumb drive last night (downloaded through my wifes computer) because I wasn't able to download it directly from the website to my computer.

Thank you for your help,
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Posted 07 September 2011 - 10:01 AM

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRL Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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