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Windows 7: avast: winsxs rootkit detected. help?

02 Mar 2012   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

With that many rootkits I would start new. I would wipe/clean the drive and then do a fresh install. Remember rootkets are mean and at times will hang around.

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02 Mar 2012   #12

Windows 7 Home 64bit

Thanks for giving a try guys, means a lot to me :)

Did a clean install... Cant get any cleaner then this other then if i bought a new PC lol

Any ideas where i could have got those pesky rootkits? Do you get them like a normal virus or are they caught differently?
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04 Mar 2012   #13

windows seven

before you re-install, try combofix from DL it on a clean machine to a thumb drive. Rename it, because recent malware knows about it. Also get a utility from that website called rkill. get one of the funky named ones like winlogon.exe, run that, then run combofix (renamed) right off the thumb drive. When done, make sure you scan/clean the thumb drive also...
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04 Mar 2012   #14
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slurp812 View Post
before you re-install, try combofix from
warning   Warning

Do NOT under any circumstances attempt to use ComboFix without specific guidance from a trained malware removal specialist. This software is extremely powerful and you stand a very good chance of easily rendering your system completely unusable.

Every reputable download of ComboFix carries this very explicit warning.
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