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Some odd rootkit activity

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#1 XanatosNemos


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:31 AM

For over a week now I've been fighting some rootkits - at first it just seemed to be some simple re-direct (on my browsers) issues and I figured minor virus, AVG or malwarebytes would fix.

Then it started to remove things - I couldnt find my desktop items one day, Combofix fixed this, temporarily..

Then my start menu was basically empty - no my computer, no control panel, etc.

I've ran repeated scans with Malwarebytes - it crashed a few times and eventually found and removed some things, re-scans come back clear, but then a day later it was infected again so whatever is coming back.

Same with AVG

Same with Kaspersky

Avg/Kaspersky have foudn some rootkits, and some were removed, some it says it couldnt remove.

Today when I relogged i had dozens of little critical error messages pop up from windows saying I might lose files soon if i dont run a HD scan or something, so I am getting worried now.

I am also concerned my External HD might be infected, which has some very valueble (to me) information I can't risk losing.

As always, you guys are the best and I hope you can help, and I appreciate you for your time.

Edited by Budapest, 18 April 2012 - 03:37 AM.
Moved from XP ~Budapest

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:10 AM

Since you ran Combofix....

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

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