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Need help - do I have bootkit/boot sector virus?

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#1 fefor28


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 01:29 PM

Hi guys, I had some behaviour on pc that I could not explain, and I just want to make sure that I do not have mbr/bios virus. Does malwarebytes anti malware,malwarebytes anti rootkit, eset online scanner,roguekiller scan boot sector as well? Also, are there any programs that scan for bootkits? I searched on google and found mswbar,gmer and tdss killer that supposedly could find them and erase them,is it true? Could scanning with them get rid of the potential virus? I tried mswbar and it at first scan froze,second scan worked normally and it reported unknown mbr code being there,i then tried mbrfix and it reported error. next time I booted i could get in with temporary profile.


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#2 Sintharius


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 04:57 AM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer's Malware Removal Logs area. My name is Sintharius. I will assist you with your problem.

Below are some rules that you will need to follow while receiving my assistance:
  • I am currently in training, so my responses might be delayed. I will generally reply within 48 hours - if this is not possible, I will let you know.
  • Please do not seek assistance elsewhere without letting me know.
  • Please do not run any tools without being instructed to as this makes my job much harder in trying to figure out what you have done.
  • If you wish to do other interventions, please let me know. I will assist you if possible.
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We will need some logs to diagnose your computer. Please run the tool below.

Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Please download the correct version of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.

32-bit version here

64-bit version here

Note 1: Don't know if your Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit? Check it out here. The Automatic detection section should give you information about your OS. If it's not, use the Manual detection section.

Note 2: Temporary disable your antivirus and/or antimalware if they flag FRST as unsafe, as the tool is safe.
  • Right click on FRST/FRST64.exe and choose Run as Administrator.
  • When the tool launches, choose Yes at the disclaimer.
  • Choose Scan.
  • The tool will produces a log named FRST.txt in the same location where the tool is run from.
  • Please copy the log and paste it here.
  • On its first run FRST will generate an Addition.txt log in the same location as the other log. Please copy and paste that along with the main log in your reply.

Edited by Sintharius, 03 March 2017 - 05:01 AM.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 09:11 AM

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:17 AM

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.

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