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Slow startup, Rootkit?


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#1 SamanthaLaurene

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:28 PM

I recently (and stupidly) tried to use an online alarm. I think I may have given my laptop in a bug in the process. Now it's slow to load, some programs won't launch at all, and after about 15 minutes everything stops responding and I have to force shut down. I tried to run a Mcafee scan, but it gets stuck searching a file called 'Rootkit.' I searched that name and was not exactly happy with the results. Any suggestions?


Edited by Queen-Evie, 05 September 2013 - 11:51 PM.
moved from Windows 7 to Am I Infected? to explore the possibility of malware


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#2 Judith1314

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:14 PM

"Rootkit" is a spyware, and it may threaten your computer. It will be taken advantage by virus or trojan. So, be careful with that.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:17 AM

Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.
  • Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.
  • Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.
  • If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.
  • If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.
  • It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.
  • If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
  • If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.


  • #4 computerrepair94

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    Posted 06 September 2013 - 03:04 AM

    If you can get on your desktop, thats good.

     

    first get rid of Mcafee, thats makes it slow to start with and change to Avast.

     

    Now get hitman pro, malwarebytes and TDSKILLER , my advice is to run all 3 in safe mode.



    #5 TwinHeadedEagle

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    Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:38 AM

    If you can get on your desktop, thats good.

     

    first get rid of Mcafee, thats makes it slow to start with and change to Avast.

     

    Now get hitman pro, malwarebytes and TDSKILLER , my advice is to run all 3 in safe mode.

     

    Can you explain why to run these tools in Safe Mode? Safe Mode is good only when you are unable to access Normal mode. Some tools are more powerfull when run in Normal mode.






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