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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:46 PM
Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:48 PM
By the way, apologies for the spelling mistake in the title - can't figure out how to edit it, only the main body.
Fixed - Hamluis.
Edited by hamluis, 12 August 2014 - 05:37 AM.
Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:02 AM
I mean it looks good to me. But if u really want to be sure use Hitman Pro to run a virus scan. Sometimes it picks up stuff malwarebytes doesnt. http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro . It uses multiple A/V databases I believe to scan your PC for viruses. Its very good, I use it all the time. PC Magazine gave it a 4/5 stars http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2413295,00.asp It doesnt cost money to use if ur using it for personal use.
Edited by Ste2ph, 12 August 2014 - 02:03 AM.
Posted 12 August 2014 - 09:06 PM
Posted 13 August 2014 - 04:25 AM
I ran the Hitman Pro scanner - it found some tracking cookies that might have been the result of my reinstalling Chrome and forgetting to adjust the cookie settings. There were a few websites (yahoo, for example) that had cookies, but I had NOT visited those websites - is this a cause for concern?
Other than those cookies, the Hitman Pro scan found nothing of any importance.Is it worth also running it in safe mode?
here is the aswMBR log:
Posted 13 August 2014 - 04:46 PM
Posted 13 August 2014 - 05:02 PM
Is this just my not being familiar with AVG or does "Found Bootkit.61030040.F987090C is OK." not sound like it found anything malicious? Why would AVG list an active, discovered bootkit as "is OK"?
Posted 13 August 2014 - 05:09 PM
Posted 13 August 2014 - 07:00 PM
I have run Malwarebytes already - it found nothing. I will run Rkill tonight when I get home.
In response to why AVG would list something as OK if it was a rootkit, I will be honest and say that it is probably more my lack of know-how in this case. I'm not a complete novice with computers but I am very, very far from being an expert. I just saw the word 'bootkit', Googled it and then got worried. Hence, I came to people like yourselves who know a lot more than I.
I will let you know what Rkill comes up with.
Posted 13 August 2014 - 07:07 PM
Posted 13 August 2014 - 07:44 PM
I think I ran that one too, but I'll double check tonight and make sure it is the anti-rootkit tool I'm running. Thanks again!
Posted 13 August 2014 - 07:57 PM
OK, if it was or it is clean.. Submit the file to AVG... L@@K
Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:26 AM
Just ran the MalwareBytes anti-rootkit - it found nothing.
Rkill file runs as follows:
Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:34 AM
In the meantime, I've re-run MalwareBytes, MalwareBytes Anti Rootkit, AVG, Kapersky TDSSkiller, and Hitman Pro - all got nothing on their radar.
I did another aswMBR scan and the results were precisely identical to those I posted before. AVG did detect it as a piece of malware, but the notification disappeared before I could have a good look at it. Still, I definitely saw aswMBR in the filename. So, I ran AVG again and it found nothing. I have heard that this can happen sometimes (two antivirus programs not liking each other...right?)
What's the verdict? More work needed? False positive? Or still an issue?
By the way, thanks to all who responded - this has been a huge help to me.
Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:39 AM
TDSS Killer and HitmanPro are fantastic programs and I would trust their results. Unless boopme has another idea, I would say you're just fine.
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