Ok so, to start this, I have an ASUS K53SV-B1 Laptop, whose specs. are these:
Intel Core i7 2630QM
5'400RPM HDD, 640GB
15.6" Inch Screen
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
The problem is, today I felt curious, and ran a scan with Avast! Free Antivirus to detect 14 rootkits in my "winsx" folder. Me, being paranoid over my laptop (because of what it costed) run a boot-time scan, and here I am, waiting at 96% for results.
What happened? Well, yesterday my Microsoft Office trial decided to give up on me, and my dad decided he'd buy today the full student version. I put the laptop away, knowing it won't be exactly safe…
After school, I receive the laptop with a "I tried to get Microsoft Office free, but couldn't. Will try tomorrow". I immediately think *So he may have had used unsafe websites and stuff? Damn…*
I boot the laptop, run a scan immediately (As said before, Avast) to stop at 24% because it "had found 14 rootkits"… I panicked. As Avast said, I am running a boot-time scan to eliminate the rootkits now, and well, I haven't found a single one of them. Not even ONE. A few corrupted ZIP files I always find in there, but nothing. No malware.
Now, I am going even more paranoid with this. Is there anything I can do?
1.) Will System Restore go back to a week before, when laptop was normally operating?
2.) If system restore fails, shall a Factory Reset be?
3.) As my paranoia has taken me this far already, I have no idea what to do. Really, I don't.
Could you help, please?