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possible rootkited partition


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#1 craigrulez

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:58 PM

Hello,

I was instructed to post a new topic here from this topic I had opened up.

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I am not 100% positive, but I believe that my computer may be rootkitted or something else. My browsers all redirect to different websites when I do yahoo searches, and IE will open random windows from time to time such as Twitter, Myspace, and other advertisement sites.

When I open my Task Manager, my explorer.exe Mem Usage is at 207K+ after start up. In addition, I have PC Tools Spyware Doctor, when I run a full scan, it comes up saying it found Rootkit.TDSS.V3, but can never remove it, it says it did, but then when the next scan is run it comes right back up again.

I followed the Prep guide as instructed, when I attempt to run DDS the program only runs to about 3/4 and then stalls, and never creates a text log for me.

With GMER it gives me the error "cannot create a stable subkey under a volatile parent key" and then opens, it only gives me 4 box options Services, Registry, File, and ADS. When I run GMER it finds nothing.

Please advise,

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#2 ratman

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:18 AM

Hello craigrulez,

My name is ratman and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.

Before we begin, I would like to make a few things clear so that we can fix your problem as efficiently as possible:

  • Be sure to follow all my instructions carefully! If there is anything you don't understand, don't hesitate to ask.
  • Please do not do anything or perform other steps unless I have asked you to do so.
  • Please make sure you post all logs I ask you to, and make sure that the entire log gets posted.

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I'd like to have a look at your Master Boot Record (MBR)

You will need a USB drive.

Download http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/unetbootin-xpud-windows-latest.exe & http://noahdfear.net/downloads/bootable/xPUD/xpud-0.9.2.iso to the desktop of your clean computer
  • Insert your USB drive
  • Press Start > My Computer > right click your USB drive > choose Format > Quick format
  • Double click the unetbootin-xpud-windows-387.exe that you just downloaded
  • Press Run then OK
  • Select the DiskImage option then click the browse button located on the right side of the textbox field.
  • Browse to and select the xpud-0.9.2.iso file you downloaded
  • Verify the correct drive letter is selected for your USB device then click OK
  • It will install a little bootable OS on your USB device
  • Once the files have been written to the device you will be prompted to reboot ~ do not reboot and instead just Exit the UNetbootin interface
  • After it has completed do not choose to reboot the clean computer simply close the installer
  • Next download dumpit to your USB
  • Remove the USB and insert it in the sick computer
  • Boot the Sick computer
  • Press F12 and choose to boot from the USB
  • Follow the prompts
  • A Welcome to xPUD screen will appear
  • Press File
  • Expand mnt
  • Click on sdb1 (sdb1 represents the USB drive).
  • Double click on the dumpit file.
  • A black window will pop-up and it will dump and zip the MBR to your USB drive.
  • Press Enter to exit the black window.
  • Click on HOME tab and choose Power Off to turn off xPUD.
  • Remove the USB drive and insert it back on your working computer.
  • Locate the mbr.zip file in your USB drive and attach it when you reply.

In your next reply, please copy/paste the contents of the following:
  • mbr.zip

regards, ratman

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#3 ratman

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:29 AM

Hello craigrulez,

I have not had a reply from you for 3 days. Can you please tell me if you still need help with your computer as I am unable to help other members with their problems while I have your topic still open. The time taken between posts can also change the situation with your PC making it more difficult to help you.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:24 AM

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.

In the event you still have problems, please send me or any Moderator a Private Message and ask them to reopen this topic within the next 5 days. Please include a link to your topic in the Private Message. Thank you.
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