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Avast finds several rootkit infections


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#1 Cluless

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 07:17 AM

Hi Guys

 

I have an Acer laptop with windows 8 OS. I have Avast anti virus free. as security.

 

The laptop is seldom used and I switched on to update and thought I'd run a scan. Avast came up with several rootkit infections that it would not let me delete. It then told me that it had an important update and said it needed to do a boot scan. I allowed it to do that and then it updated.

 

I have since run another scan  and it has found nothing apart from it being unable to scan a google toolbar.

 

Any thoughts

 

Cluey



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 07:32 AM

can you post the logs?

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:59 AM

Possibly a "false positive". I encountered a similar issue on my wife's machine. Allowed the update, boot scan and avast found nothing afterwards.
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Posted 11 October 2013 - 09:16 PM

Thank you Quietman. Once again you have been a great help.



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 09:22 PM

You're welcome.
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