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Bootkit? Trojan? System/Registry/Drivers Acting Strange and SLOW


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#1 MikeD719

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:09 AM

MY MACHINE:
Sony VAIO
Model: VPCEH25FM/B
640GB HD (can only format to get 598GB)
4GB Ram

Primary OS: Windows 7 x64 SP 1.
Ubuntu Installed
Windows 8 Trail Also Installed

Kapersky AV 2012 (Factory CD installed)
No File Encryption Software Installed

PROBLEM
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I'm not sure exactly what I have I think it's some kind of bootkit. My bios / hard drive and drivers I don't believe are correct. I can't use 40GB of my hard drive (no idea where the space went).

When I use @ActiveBootDisk, it it shows an unformatable A: and a small unalloted parition before and after the main disk drive.

There are a lot of start up services I don't recogonize and am unable to access various files (permission errors). I ran a few programs not sure which ones will help, see any logs that may shine some light as to what is going. Thank you so much for any help you can offer!!!

SOFTWARE SCANS
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I ran the following programs and have the logs attached (normal boot in windows 7 64 bit):

Kapersky v 12 Antivirus
TRSSKiller (screenshot and Log)
RougeKiller
HijackThis
DDS
OTL
aswMBR
GMER (however most options were greyed out)

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:29 AM

I believe I found the problem:

TR/Crypt.ZPACK.Gen

Using Piriform Defraggler (to see what files are where) and EaseUS Parition Magic 9.0 I was able to set the hidden drive active and can now see the "Recovery" drive which is first on the system. However there are a ton of files so it's hard to tell which are clean and which are not

See the image below:

The H: Recovery
and/or the I: System Reserved

Load before my OS and contain the problematic files. Also the end of my disk reloads the files after each boot

J:END

So even with a format it keeps coming back. Any clue how to get rid of this??

Attached Files


Edited by MikeD719, 20 March 2012 - 01:55 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:17 AM

Hi,
I made a new thread as I felt I lead you too far down the wrong path, however after 6 months since this started, i'm seeing some progress!!!


Basically here is what I figured out after a ton more reading:

> Lost Space = Due to Layered File System (Overlapping), so most parts were not getting touched with scans
>> They are now as I've worked it down some.

> System is Linux / Windows Hybrid (UltimateBootCD tools verified as well)

> Memory: Was set as write/read only and was retaining blocking info preventing updates and any kind of fix.
>> Software has been downloaded and ran to remove the memory cache that was stuck.
>> Basically the theme has been install a new program it kinda works, then nothing after (even with a re-install)

> DeFraggler to defrag all disks (broke boot sys but rebuild MBR)

> DriveMax HD tool to help correct the errors

> Also deleting pagefile.sys and himem.sys helped a lot and not getting errors anymore when clearing temp files.

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Updates for AV/windows etc no longer blocked so i'm able to see more and getting lots of positivies. Turned off "Enable Virutalization" in my BIOS also

This is so excitiing after 6 months of treading water, and struggling to tell lots of people what exactly was happening as nothing seemed way off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am in your hands now please let me know what you'd like done.

Mike Davis

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:19 AM

All your logs are clean, the screenshots you posted show no abnormalities, so I am not sure what you are looking for here. You have a large number of partitions simply because you have a multi boot setup. All partitions are normal though for such a setup. The overlap may seems so because you have logical and "real" partitions (logical partitions are in the partition table "included" in a primary partition, as you can only have four of those by design).

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:49 AM

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