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Rootkit pihar b infection


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#1 pharmdtran

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:56 PM

A few days ago, I was surfing the internet and my computer automatically restarted. However, when it restarted, my computer couldn't boot into Windows 7. After the HP logo appears on restart, I get a black screen with blinking white cursor at the upper left hand corner of the screen. I'm not able to get into system recovery or any of the safe modes. After doing some research, I believe my laptop is infected with Rootkit pihara b. How can I go about fixing this? Please help.

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#2 JSntgRvr

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:50 PM

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Lets give it a try. You will need a USB (Flash) pendrive.

For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.
For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
  • Restart the computer.
  • As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  • Click on Repair your computer menu item.
  • Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
  • Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
  • Select your user account and click Next.
On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:

Startup Repair
System Restore
Windows Complete PC Restore
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Command Prompt

  • Select Command Prompt
  • In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.
  • The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
  • Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.
  • In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press Enter
    Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.
  • The tool will start to run.
  • When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the flash drive. Please copy and paste it to your reply.

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#3 pharmdtran

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:59 PM

Hi. Thanks for responding.

I am not able to enter system recovery options from the advance boot options. When I restart the computer and press F8, the computer still enters into the black screen with flashing white cursor at the upper left corner of the screen. Also, my computer did not come with a recovery CD.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:41 PM

Sorry, I did not receive a notification on your reply.

Are you still having issues?

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:06 PM

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