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

11 Apr 2014   #1
julianbury

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
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Go to Malwarebytes.org and download their rootkit tool.
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12 Apr 2014   #3
Devlin1888

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
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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
cottonball

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
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Julian have you run any of those rootkit scans or that Kaspersky one I linked yet?
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15 Apr 2014   #7
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

FYI. Malwarebytes v2 includes their rootkit scan.
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