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Windows 7: Hidden Rootkit Files... VIRUS?

01 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Hidden Rootkit Files... VIRUS?

thanks in advance to anyone who can give me some insight.

i've finally got my computer looking the way i want and running as fast as an atom can produce, but i've run into a problem. i recently hid a bunch of folders i never access, and subsequently ran a virus scan. none of these issues appeared before the hiding of folders and the virus type appears as, "hidden file", so i'm assuming that it's because of all this hiding i've applied to various folders. these are the errors i get when running the virus scan:

file - threat - type - risk level

GDIPFONTCAC- - hidden file - rootkit - 3/3
desktop.ini - hidden file - rootkit - 3/3
desktop.ini - hidden file - rootkit - 3/3
index.dat - hidden file - rootkit - 3/3
wpdlog00.sqm - hidden file - rootkit - 3/3
wpdlog01.sqm - hidden file - rootkit - 3/3
wpdlog02.sqm - hidden file - rootkit - 3/3
desktop.ini - hidden file - rootkit - 3/3
desktop.ini - hidden file - rootkit - 3/3
desktop.ini - hidden file - rootkit - 3/3
index.dat - hidden file - rootkit - 3/3
desktop.ini - hidden file - rootkit - 3/3
desktop.ini - hidden file - rootkit - 3/3
index.dat - hidden file - rootkit - 3/3

when i attempt to fix all errors, i run another scan and they all persist to appear as viruses. when i go to folder options and check "show hidden files" and uncheck "hide protected operating system files" i am able too see them, but the files continue to appear as viruses.

should i be concerned, or is this a non-issue which won't affect my computer?

thanks again

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01 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Once your A/V marks them as malicious, they will always be malicious until they are deleted from the system.

If your A/V has the ability to ignore them, I would give that a whirl.

What A/V do you have for the record?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

housecall free download from the site. its okay i did a system image restore from like 9 hours ago and all is gravy. i did some research after i posted and realized it'd be easier to just restore than go thru the trouble to get rid of the evil.

thanks anyways guys.
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01 May 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

should i be concerned, or is this a non-issue which won't affect my computer?

mmm, you might be infected beyond a system restore point

My 2 cents worth
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

You need to make sure these are gone from your system - completely.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

yeah they are. its not a system restore point. it's an old system image. thats like a reformat. it's gone trust me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Very good.
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