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rkill in loop?

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#1 sbwertz


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 10:11 PM

I'm trying to get rid of the restore virus.  I went into safe mode and downloaded and ran unhide.  Then I ran AVG in safe mode.
I rebooted, and the icons were back.  I downloaded and ran rkill....it seems to be in an endless loop.  It has been running for over an hour, and just keeps bringing up more and more entries that are marked  "pos repl" but the actual list doesn't seem to get any longer!  It adds new info on the bottom but is apparently vanishing from the top of the list. 

Edit: Moved topic from Windows XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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#2 buddy215


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 11:47 AM

This is a tricky malware infection to completely remove.


You can get an expert opinion and help for removing malware by following the directions below. Once you have posted the new topic

DO NOT bump it....wait for a response which could be several days.


Please follow the instructions in the Malware Removal and Log Section Preparation Guide starting at Step 6.

  • If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next.
  • In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running FRST which will create two logs.

When you have done that, post your logs in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log(s) along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. If you cannot produce any of the required logs...start the new topic anyway. Explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happened when you tried to create them. A member of the Malware Removal Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer.

After doing this, please reply back in this thread with a link to the new topic so we can close this one.

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