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AVG Detected Rootkits on all of my Windows Systems

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#1 iFijah


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:52 PM



AVG found and removed 3 Rootkit viruses from 3 of our computers. Each computer had the same 3 rootkit viruses. How can this happen? Can anyone tell me whether or not I should reinstall all of our operating systems, or are they safe now.
We've also been using an android (phone) and Kindle that were regularly plugged in to one or more of the infected machines and an Apple/macbook, also hooked up on the same network.
The Android, Kindle and Macbook were all scanned with AVG and Malwarebytes but the scanners all returned the same message: “there were no viruses detected”.
Am I safe, or should I go forward with reinstalling all of my Operating Systems.
I don’t know what to do about the devices as they would more than likely have to be reinstalled via manufacture. The android and kindle are still covered by warranty. 

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:02 AM

Update: When I play music and video.....my audio keeps "going digital" and a window pops up telling me that microsoft has blocked a potential "malicious ip". The malicious ip changes with each pop-up


Operating systems used include:


laptop with Windows 8

Netbook with Windows 7

Desktop with Windows 7

Macbook with Mountain Lion

Android OS on Cell Phone

and a Kindle

Edited by iFijah, 29 March 2013 - 12:07 AM.

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