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#1 UM Wolverine

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 10:54 AM

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro on a 64-bit machine. I recently downloaded the most recent version of GMER. When I try to run it I see the result in the attached JPG file.

 

 

Does anyone have any ideas as to what's going on in this case?

 

 

 

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 08:03 PM

As with many tools Windows 8 supports them, but not 8.1.

Do you need help to clean up a Root-kit or why are you trying to use GMER.

 

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 08:45 PM

I found out about GMER and I downloaded it so that I could use it if I ever did encounter a root-kit problem. Since I had it, I decided to test it. That's when I recieved the message in my original post.



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 08:58 PM

Please be very careful as the settings can be Very Important. It is not your standard Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or avast Anti Virus tool.

 

You could damage a Windows 8.1 if you do not know what you are doing ......

 

Thats all from me -



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 09:06 PM

Where did you download it from? Supported operating systems should have been listed.

No where do I see 8.1 as supported.

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 09:17 PM

I downloaded it from the GMER Web site. 

 

8.1 is not called out specifically. I interpreted 8 to include 8.1 also.



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 09:41 PM



I downloaded it from the GMER Web site. 

8.1 is not called out specifically. I interpreted 8 to include 8.1 also.

Please note that I think your computer has "Force downloaded" a tool that it should not yet use. The first shot is correct that you should not use it.

 

Windows 8 and 8.1 are "totally different animals", and many tools are Not fully compatible -

 

There are many other suitable programs.

Read about Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit (A.K.A. MBAR) and Download it from HERE as it is much more suited.

 

GMER is an older tool, and I would not trust ti at all on my current 8.1..........


Edited by noknojon, 03 December 2014 - 09:56 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 09:51 PM

Understood. Thanks for the information.

 

I'll use MBAR instead if I ever suspect a root-kit problem.


Edited by UM Wolverine, 03 December 2014 - 09:52 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 10:12 PM

GMER is an advanced stand-alone tool that will help investigate for the presence of rootkit activity. It will not actually tell you if you are infected or not unless you know what you're looking for. GMER compares the output from system function calls directly into the operating system to output from calls generated by their own functions. Any differences between it's own implementation and that of the operating system is reported as a hidden file, service, registry key, or device. GMER also looks for hidden code modifications and API Kernel hooks as well as many other checks which are not discussed in public to safeguard the program from malware writers who would use that information for nefarious purposes.

Most of the log listings are dumps of raw memory data structures from the Windows Kernel which handles access to files, registry keys, hardware and from the system processor tables. Even with advanced training, trying to interpret GMER results can be confusing at best as there could be many legitimate entries in its log.

GMER is known for being extremely good at rootkit detection, but it is also known for occasionally being unstable on some computers. There are varying reasons GMER will not run properly. CD Emulators (Daemon Tools, Alchohol, Astroburn, AnyDVD) should always be disabled first if using them and sometimes you have to uncheck some of the scanning options in order to get it to run.

If you're unsure how to use a particular Anti-rootkit (ARK) tool or interpret the log it generates, then you probably should not be using it. Some ARK tools like GMER, are intended for advanced users or to be used under the guidance of an expert who can interpret the log results and investigate it for malicious entries before taking any removal action. Incorrectly removing legitimate entries could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system.
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