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Windows 7: I think there's a rootkit on my win7 PC


11 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
I think there's a rootkit on my win7 PC

Does anyone out there know of a way to scrub a root kit off my hard drive?

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11 Apr 2014   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Go to Malwarebytes.org and download their rootkit tool.
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12 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit from here


  • Unzip the contents to a folder in a convenient location.
  • Open the folder where the contents were unzipped and run mbar.exe
  • Follow the instructions in the wizard to update and allow the program to scan your computer for threats.
  • Click on the Cleanup button to remove any threats and reboot if prompted to do so.
  • Wait while the system shuts down and the cleanup process is performed.
  • Perform another scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to verify that no threats remain. If they do, then click Cleanup once more and repeat the process.
  • When done, please post the two logs produced they will be in the MBAR folder... mbar-log.txt and system-log.txt
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13 Apr 2014   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Any of these are good Best Free Rootkit Scanner and Remover

and you might like to try this as it runs from boot
Download Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 < takes a while but will avoid using the OS and runs from power up.
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13 Apr 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

julianbury,

Please use the following diagnostic tool. It has a powerful detection mechanism, and may help us get to the root of your issues:

Please use the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool.
Download: Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Download
Select the version that applies to your system.
Save it to your Desktop.
Double-click the downloaded file to run it.

When the tool opens click Yes to the disclaimer.
At the program's console, press the Scan button.

When done, the tool produces a log, FRST.txt, in the same directory from which the tool is run (Desktop).
Please provide the FRST.txt in your reply.

The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log: Addition.txt
Also post the Addition.txt in your reply.
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14 Apr 2014   #6

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Julian have you run any of those rootkit scans or that Kaspersky one I linked yet?
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15 Apr 2014   #7

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

FYI. Malwarebytes v2 includes their rootkit scan.
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