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Rootkit or something else?


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#1 brownjayhawk

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 02:59 PM

I'm running Windows 7 and was running a Malwarebytes scan that detected problems. When I couldn't get the problem fixed I went in to do a system restore to find that the system protection tab was missing! I was able to run system restore from command prompt in safe mode and my system appeared to run fine at that point. But follow up scans told me otherwise and the normal scans that have worked over the last 10 years aren't helping me fix my problem.

 

At this point, I think I've cleaned up most of my issues and my computer seems to running fine. But ComboFix reboots when run and I know that's a sign of a rootkit problem, right? At this point, I've thrown everything and the kitchen sink at this including...

 

RKill (after every reboot)

Rogue Killer (after every reboot)

CCleaner

ATF Cleaner

JetClean

Wise Disk Cleaner

JavaRA

Deleted Adobe Flash

Temp File Cleaner

JRT Junkware removal

AVG Remover

TDSS Killer

ADW Cleaner

ComboFix

Stinger

Avast ASWMBR

McAfee Rootkit Remover

Advanced Spyware Remover

VCleaner

Spybot S&D

MalwareBytes

Super AntiSpyware

Hitman Pro

ESet online scan

F-Secure online scan

Panda online scan

Sophos Virus removal tool

Microsoft MSERT

Norton Power Eraser

Dr Web CureIt

Deleted all restore points (in case infection was hiding there) and turned restore back on.

Tweaking.com windows repair (including sfc /scannow and chkdsk /f c: )

 

Yet after all that, ComboFix continues to reboot after running and this tells me something is still wrong. The ComboFix log has a "MEMSWEEP2" entry and I think that must be related to my problems. I've never posted here so hopefully someone can help.

 



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 03:20 PM

It appears memsweep2 is created by Sophos Anti-Rootkit that I've used, so probably not the problem.



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 03:27 PM

Also, let me clarify... When I say "ComboFix continues to reboot after running" I meant ComboFix REQUIRES a reboot as part of its running process.  The system reboots fine, but if I run ComboFix again, it reboots again (telling me something is wrong?).



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