SEARCH

The How-To Geek Forums Have Migrated to Discourse

How-To Geek Forums / Windows Vista

Rootkit problem

(20 posts)
  • Started 1 year ago by redmadman3000
  • Latest reply from bubbatie1
  • Topic Viewed 966 times

redmadman3000
Posts: 20

Malwarebytes keeps finding a single rootkit in my system I can't seem to get rid of, firefox 13, It started this afternoon on the tail end of a torrent.

I thought I was rid of it so I didn't bother to memorize the name, but it keeps showing up in the appdata folder whenever I turn my modem back on (I know that because when I ran a scan specifically on the appdata folder before turning my modem back on there wasn't anything there.)

Posted 1 year ago
Top
 
redmadman3000
Posts: 20

It's called Rootkit.0access

Posted 1 year ago
Top
 
warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....?replies=4 Try looking at this link. What you have from what I have read is very nasty and a difficult removal.

Posted 1 year ago
Top
 
vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

Rootkit.0access is very difficult and from past experience I have seen it via Torrent downloads (one reason I don't torrent).
If you have your data backed up then you should think about a reinstall of your Operating System.
I really think there is no short term resolve other than a complete reinstall.
This might sound severe, but without a backup image, that is what you are left with.

Unless you have an image to restore?

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
Top
 
warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

@Mike, image might also be infected?

Posted 1 year ago
Top
 
Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

An earlier image.
And he should stop pirating software.

Posted 1 year ago
Top
 
vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

'Unless you have an image to restore?' A previous image/backup from which the OP might be able to restore his system.
Torrents always cause this problem, so always create an image beforehand

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
Top
 
warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

Odd that I have not seen this Trojan mentioned on HTG before. Hopefully pirating is on a decrease. Lesson should be learned by this OP. and others reading this thread.

Posted 1 year ago
Top
 
vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

Trojans and rootkits will not go away, in fact they multiply daily. Torrent and the the way torrent works is always going to have a problem.
Torrenting through legal and trusted sites is completely different.
Pirating really is the problem, software, music, game and movie downloads.
Whether we will see a decrease remains to be seen but I hope it will.

The OP probably knew the risks then came here for a resolve.
But if the download was illegal, I have no sympathy.

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
Top
 
redmadman3000
Posts: 20

Only behavior so far is only being detectable when my modem is on. Other than that computer is behaving normally.

I was downloading an anime episode.

Posted 1 year ago
Top
 
warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

You need to rid yourself of the trojan. http://www.sophos.com/en-us/pr.....otkit.aspx try this first.

Posted 1 year ago
Top
 
warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

Trojans and rootkits will not go away, in fact they multiply daily. From Mikes post above.

Posted 1 year ago
Top
 
PreetamD
PreetamD
Posts: 29

Hello redmadman3000

You can refer to this video on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7KlPBv0yp8

Posted 1 year ago
Top
 
warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

@redmadman3000, Unless you are familiar with the registry, or at least have a back up of it, would not recommend above video.

Posted 1 year ago
Top
 
GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

@redmadman3000 ,

Type mrt into the search function on the start menu.
One of the things its designed to detect and remove/fix is siref style rootkits.

As Warlock says the registry could be a minefield as these rootkits tend to change their placements so no two versions will be in the same place.

Posted 1 year ago
Top
 
PreetamD
PreetamD
Posts: 29

@redmadman3000,

If you don't have it, You need to install MRT (Malicious Software Removal Tool) from here A detailed guide could be found here... If the MRT Trick doesn't work, Then you can try out the video I've posted above (As others suggest, You'll have to format your computer anyway... So why not give it a try ??).. All the best !!

Posted 1 year ago
Top
 
jmeeks49
jmeeks49
Posts: 631

PreetamD,

I have noticed in several threads on here you have always stated "Please Mark this topic as solved if the problem is over...." i think we have experience Moderators that know when to close a thread or not. Please refrain from making the obvious statement above.

Thank you,

John Meeks

Posted 1 year ago
Top
 
jmeeks49
jmeeks49
Posts: 631

PreetamD,

Again, as i stated before we have Moderators to make the above decision about closing threads or topics at last check YOU are not a moderator. If you are wondering why i am bringing this up? It's simple, it's irritating to me and other people to see you downgrade the Moderator's job by what you keep on saying after ever post. I am not a Moderator well, let me rephrase that technically i guess you could say that i am the Head Geek of the accessibility forum. If you keep on doing this and posting illegal links like you have been i will request that you have a 30 day ban from this site. End of discussion.

John Meeks

Posted 1 year ago
Top
 
Hermitt
Hermitt
Posts: 1310

How about this, redmadman3000....
http://downloadcenter.trendmic.....#undefined

Jim

Posted 1 year ago
Top
 
bubbatie1
bubbatie1
Posts: 1322

http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....?replies=5

awesome list lh assembled

Posted 1 year ago
Top
 



Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

Get Free Articles in Your Inbox!

Join 134,000 newsletter readers

Email:

Go check your email!