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Rootkit Infection?

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#1 HeeJin


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Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:51 PM


I think I may have a rootkit, but I'm not entirely sure.
Here's what it does:

1. Doesn't let me open Internet Explorer (Opens that crashes and closes immediately)
2. Doesn't let me run ANY programs/files. It says either; Application not found or Choose the program you want to use to open this file: [Usually it only shows Internet Explorer here].
3. I actually ONLY got access to Firefox when I clicked on subscribe to Norton (I had a trial version).
4. Shortcuts don't work.
5. My current Antivirus won't turn on.

I think that's all.

Something weird that happened with my firewall is, for the pass few days, whenever I opened the 'system and security' in Control Panel, I would click on 'check firewall', but it would just close on me. Now when I do it, it's fine (It says it's on)

I think that's basically it.
I can download things, but I can't install them. That includes antivirus, etc.
I can't open any programs.
It's really frustrating.

Things I've tried:
1. Tried downloading and installing AVG, a free antivirus from Microsoft Security and Combo fix.
They are all just sitting in my Download folder because I can't install them -.-
2. Googled: Remove Rootkit manually, followed steps but it required to use some program files, so that didn't work.. (It needed me to run msconfig another needed me to run regedt32)

Thank for you taking your time to read this.
Any help is GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks again ^ ^

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#2 Broni


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Posted 13 January 2012 - 02:23 PM

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#3 HeeJin

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 07:12 AM

Alright! I made a new topic and posted it.
Thank you so much!

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