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Not sure if I'm infected - Rootkit.sirefef.spy & Trojan virus


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#1 mavgal

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:29 AM

When I clicked on a tutorial link for sewing, I received a notice that I was infected with "Rootkit.sirefef.spy and Trojan Virus found on System 32 NT Kernel".  Another pop up box said "Windows Defender Error Code 0x80073afc" and some other information but could not read it all because another popup box that wanted me to click "Okay" was covering part of it.  I didn't want to click okay, so I restarted my computer as I could not close Windows.

 

I briefly used the pc after this, mostly to visit this site, and Microsoft's site, and it seems to run okay.  I also ran Malwarebytes Anti-malware scanner which showed 0 infections.  Microsoft site recommended downloading their "Microsoft Safety Scanner" from another computer and running it.  Do you think this will actually work?

 

Thank you for any advice.

 

 



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#2 boopme

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:32 AM

Hello,with a rootkit infection we should get a deeper look. Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.
Let me know if all went well.
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Posted 11 August 2015 - 05:11 AM

All is well, thanks.



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Posted 11 August 2015 - 01:06 PM

Glad to hear that, You're welcome!
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