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Windows 7: avast: winsxs rootkit detected. help?


02 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
avast: winsxs rootkit detected. help?

The other day my computer started acting very strange, i knew i caught a virus somewhere just not sure where. I decided to go the simple way and just reformat.
After the format and all the updates applied i found my PC ran very poorly. Did a scan with avast! free and found this:



Then avast! froze before i could do anything else. Restarted and now it says "access denied"??
What should i do? I was about to format again but decided to ask here before as my comp seems to be running fine for now.

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02 Mar 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Download Malwarebytes. Reboot in safe mode and run it

Please download the free version of Malwarebytes.
Update it immediately.
Do a full system scan
Let us know the results at the end.

Malwarebytes : Download free malware, virus and spyware tools to get your computer back in shape!
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02 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Use Hitman Pro (better rootkit detection than MBAM): Home - SurfRight
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02 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Since Avast did that I'd do another Clean Install, just to be sure things are right.

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02 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well I prefer he first tries my suggestion and the one from zigzag3143
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02 Mar 2012   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GianniDPC View Post
Well I prefer he first tries my suggestion and the one from zigzag3143

As do I and either should do the trick.
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02 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

It seems Malwarebytes didnt find anything


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60.1.1000
Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

Database version: v2012.03.02.04

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 8.0.7601.17514
IonicRipper :: MOTHERSHIP [administrator]

02/03/2012 2:55:42 PM
mbam-log-2012-03-02 (14-55-42).txt

Scan type: Full scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 456884
Time elapsed: 46 minute(s), 34 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

(end)

Should i give Hitman a try or will the results be the same?
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02 Mar 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IonicRipper View Post
It seems Malwarebytes didnt find anything


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60.1.1000
Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

Database version: v2012.03.02.04

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 8.0.7601.17514
IonicRipper :: MOTHERSHIP [administrator]

02/03/2012 2:55:42 PM
mbam-log-2012-03-02 (14-55-42).txt

Scan type: Full scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 456884
Time elapsed: 46 minute(s), 34 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

(end)

Should i give Hitman a try or will the results be the same?
YESS ! try hitman
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02 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

No luck with Hitman Pro.

I think im gonna do a clean install of Windows 7 then.
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02 Mar 2012   #10

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IonicRipper View Post
No luck with Hitman Pro.

I think im gonna do a clean install of Windows 7 then.
Good idea
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