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Strange processes showing up in GMER after rootkit infection

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#1 MichaBB


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 06:28 AM

Hello, I'm having a problem with my Windows 10 machine. I've recently got a rootkit, which I (hopefully) got removed after bios reflashing and reinstalling Windows. The rootkit doesn't show up in GMER or Kaspersky's TDSS Killer anymore, but now the computer still slows down sometimes and there is a thread pointing to the csrss.exe file. 




There are also some strange processes with their names being made up out of symbols, which don't lead anywhere and don't show up in ProcessExplorer or Task Manager.






Does this mean that I'm still infected, and if so, is it possible to have it removed?


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 09:07 AM

GMER is an older advanced stand-alone tool that 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. GMER will not actually tell you if you are infected or not unless you know what you're looking for. 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.

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