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Windows 7: AVG scan found 50 Rootkits problems.

04 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
AVG scan found 50 Rootkits problems.

I rarely get any infections on my PC.

I use Super, MalwareBytes, Webroot, Emsisoft, ESET and SpyBot for on-demand scanning and they found nothing. But AVG scan found 50 Rootkits problems.


<unknown>
tcpip.sys, hooked import NDIS.SYS NdisRegisterProtocol -> 0x8A8A3E9B
Object is hidden

<unknown>
IRP hook, \Driver\Tcpip IRP_MJ_CREATE -> 0x8A8A3E9B
Object is hidden

Does anyone know what these are.....?


Thanks,
BBDS.

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04 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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06 Jun 2012   #3

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hiyya boyboyds You can always submit them to AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Welcome to AV-Comparatives.org or Services - www.matousec.com they might help with IDing them.
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06 Jun 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

I'd be quite suprised if you had that many rootkits. If you did, your system would so 'hooked' I doubt whether you could actually turn it on.

As suggested, check with AVG on their forums. If you still feel the security of your system is compromised, then a format and clean install is the only way to be 100% sure you have a sterile system.

Regards,
Golden
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06 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

I think my PC is clean, I will turn the rootkits scanner off, it just shows all the hidden files, not the infected ones.
Free AVG used to be one of the best, but after visiting AV-Comparatives.org I realized it is just an avarage performer.

Thanks for all your good advise.

BBDS.
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06 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Why don't you use Microsoft Securoty Essentials? It is very good and it is also very lightweight on your system. I use Microsoft Security Essentials and it is very good. Be sure to uninstall AVG before installing Microsoft Security Essentials, as it replaces AVG. Here is a download link for Microsoft Security Essentials: Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
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06 Jun 2012   #7

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Personally BB I have Comodo Premium free on my testers and put it on friends machines who cannot afford the paid for stuff.

If it is of any advantage or little consequence (money wise) to you I always have a paid for on my main machine - Kaspersky 2012 - especially good for safe banking and if you get one of those one year one licence deals with a second year thrown in it works out to about $0.07 a day. Still the one year one is only $0.14 a day!

I sometimes wonder why go through all the hassle of finding the good free stuff a when a paid for is so cheap - bit of a no brainer.

Having said that if you are strapped for cash then Comodo would be my choice after trying many of the others - I have had no problems with it whatsoever.
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07 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Thank you ICit2lol.

I have been using AVG for several years on XP and Windows 7, I am very used to it by now. Some experts say AVG is a solid performer, some say it is below average. And also some good performers fall and some mediocre ones rise..... it changes with time.
My PC seems clean and as the Bible says.... "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" (Luke:17).

BBDS.
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26 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium (32bit)
 
 

Whoa! This seems very unusual... Submit the files AVG found to the AVG servers. If you never had AVG before, this may be a new AVG scareware, undetected by your scanners. If you DID have AVG before though, this is surprising :S. Send the files to AVG servers for further analyzing...
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