Posted 08 November 2014 - 03:49 PM
hi. this has been a on going problem trying to keep my pc secure from some persistent hacker/stalker. hopefully someone could help.
I have recently bought a new pc, I built it from scratch and installed a new oem Windows 8 os. everything was locked down and was just surfing the web, after a few days I did some checks and found a rootkit.
to cut the story short, I ended up selling my motherboard as it had built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth which I didn't need and thought was causing the security problem.
anyway, I bought a new bog standard board, formatted my hdd with killdisk and started again. reinstalled my os did a scan and turned on auditing and I still have this kit loading.
my problem is a rootkit is being loaded from somewhere. I have used killdisk dos program to completely wipe my hard drive and mbr,fresh install, and again after a gmer scan rootkitv detected, looked in the registry from within gmer and can see all red folders relating to the rootkit.
if I reset the cmos on the motherboard it loads up to the splash screen then resets again, I have gone into the boot menu when this happens and its trying to load efi something or other?
not sure if this is where it's being loaded, not sure.
any help greatly appreciated.