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Windows 7 64 bit eset removed consrv.dll, can't get to login screen

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#1 skyscrapper


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:03 PM


I have a windows 7 64bit laptop that had a virus, obviously as it hid all the icons on the desktop and files. I ran unhide and malwarbytes and tdskiller and thought I got rid of it. But a new virus popped up a couple of days later, so I knew there had to be a rootkit that wasn't discovered before. When I ran eset's online virus scanner, I didn't clear the check mark and it removed the virus infected file. Unfortunately, I can't get back into it. I'm certain the registry thinks that file is required to start up. It boots, tries to repair, then boots and tries to repair.

I am able to get in using a Windows PE boot disk and I can get in using the windows 7 startup disk, but I have no idea what I'm looking for. The file that was removed as it shows in the Eset log is C:\Windows\system64\consrv.dll It says it's a Win64/sirefif.e trojan. The file is no longer in that directory. Eset cleaned by deleting - quarantined)


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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:06 PM

You can close this. I ended up fixing it myself.

Through Windows PE, I was able to load the hive from the laptop's system32\config directory. Windows 7 registry is a little confusing now. There appears to be couple of files named SYSTEM and one named SYSTEM.LOG2. The size of one of the files named SYSTEM is only 1K. The actual registry file is much larger. When loading an external hive, there is no CurrentControlSet, so I had to edit both ControlSet001 and ControlSet002

Open the registry to HKLM\ControlSet001\Control\SessionManager\Subsystems in the key Windows look for the string consrv:ConServerDllInitilization,2 That consrv is calling the consrv.dll virus file. If the consrv.dll file gets removed, you won't be able to get back into the OS. Change consrv to winsrv and reboot. Make sure to change both ControlSets.

Edited by skyscrapper, 18 January 2012 - 04:47 PM.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:57 PM

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