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#1 replicates

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 11:54 AM

I don't understand how to delete a topic, so I'll just edit this: I managed to find the problem and am almost done cleaning everything up. Things have started to work smoothly again!


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 02:18 PM

UPDATE: Finally got Avast going on it, and it picked up mbr:cidox-e in the bootfiles, and this is apparently a high severity rootkit? 

 

I've tried 'fix automatically' and 'repair' and both times it crashed the computer.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 10:15 AM

Obviously I'm not really qualified to try and answer this for you, but since it's my topic I figured I'd at least let you know:
 
What I did was run TDSSKiller to get Cidox out. It's meant specifically for rootkits, and it did wonders where ever other AV crashed once I tried to get it to do anything with it. 
 
Try posting a new topic of your own about this, and you should get someone who definitely knows what they're doing chiming in!

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 10:33 AM

You are very kind to respond. 

I downloaded TDSSKiller, and it found CIdox-B (interesting). 

I selected Cure, and it worked.  It is gone. 

So very happy.  Thank you very much.

And you were quite qualified to answer

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