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Invincible infection (survives hdparm secure drive erases/Win 7 reinstalls)

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#1 fleecy


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 07:31 PM

Mod Edit: moved to Proper forum for DDS logs ~~ boopme

I had an awful infection (not sure if it started as trojan, virus, rootkit, or worm) and after attempting to remove it manually with various A/V programs, anti-rootkit programs, rescue disks (figured kaspersky could fix it but no dice), etc... I haven't been able to get a clean win 7 install since this infection progressed to its current state.
I've done successful wipes of the drive (the wipes became more advanced as I couldn't seem to clean the residual infection) and now I've reached the point where I can't see how it's possible for a piece of hardware to NOT be infected.
I know how rare that is and I'm hoping this is not the case but given what I've done to clear everything off my hard drive and the fact that I've reinstalled using different windows 7 disks that are definitely clean, I don't see how any other situation is possible.
Anyway for wipes it started out with a gparted reformat (used several different linux cd's including parted magic), then using rescue disks to ensure my mbr was clean and reformatting again (mbr showed up as clean), and most recently I successfully did a secure-enhance erase w/ parted magic to make sure nothing was hiding in hpa or dco. I also updated my router firmware, my bios, and reset CMOS battery via the jumper cable (did CMOS before bios update). 
I've never had anything survive even just a simple reinstall and have previously been able to remove various infections with relative ease. 
It looks to me like the firmware of some of my devices (and/or various memory storage locations on motherboard) have been written to but I've never dealt with anything of this magnitude so I can't come up with a definitive answer. 
I'd be happy just to know where the problem resides, even if I end up having to get some new hardware.

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Edited by boopme, 25 August 2014 - 07:46 PM.

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