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How to Detect Possible RAT/Kernal Rootkit?

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#1 ionblue


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Posted 07 December 2016 - 02:38 AM

My computer has been acting a bit strange lately.


When I am gaming it alt tabs itself at random intervals and sometimes when i'm typing in a text field the computer will copy and paste whatever was saved to the memory/clipboard.


I also get random lag spikes for about 5 minutes where my internet becomes extremely slow and this happens about once a day.


I have had a RAT in the past on an old machine, so i am quite paranoid about having another one.


I don't know if i am infected or not but i have done scans with malware bytes and malware bytes rootkit scanner, a boot time scan with avast, a super-anti-spyware scan and found nothing.

I checked process explorer and all of the established connections with the net stat command but found nothing out of the ordinary.


Unfortunately i have read about RATs and how they can be undetectable via attaching malware to the kernal and even net stat cannot be relied upon.




Is there any way that i can be sure that my computer is clean?

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