I am experiencing a nightmare with this rootkit, I have done tons of tests but cannot get rid of it,
The pc is a HP Desktop Pavilion 1209 with Windows XP Home.
The system boots normally' then after 3,4 minutes the hard drive starts again to work a lot and comes up with the attached screen contained in this set:
I choose the option to cure within its combo box and the problem seems fixed, only till next boot actually.
Here is only a small part of all tests that I recall:
>NPE boot disk
>karpersky removal tool
>bit defender removal tool
>g-data rescue live cd
>bitdefender rootkit new tool
>bitdefender recue live cd
>karsperky rescue live cd
>hitman pro second opinion
>booted from cd and hit the 'R' and successfully run the commands: 'fixboot' and 'fixmbr'.
Also, tried enabling and disabling the Windows restore point function
Gparted shows a hidden partition, I deleted that but no luck, still the dreadfull Norton notice.
I am quite desperate, Hope someone can help, I would seriously need to avoid the zerofilling of hard disk and reinstalling everything.
Please en-light me :-)