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Vista 32bit rootkit infection

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  • Started 2 years ago by paradoug
  • Latest reply from mfletch
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paradoug
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Can anyone tell me how to remove what looks like a rootkit infection from the recovery screen? What do I need to get this off my system? I've read alot but all the fixes seem to be based Vista starting normally, mine won't boot at all. I've used a recovery disk to get to the system repair screen, that's as far as I can go.

Posted 2 years ago
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Superevil
Posts: 175

What are you seeing that makes you think it is a rootkit?

Posted 2 years ago
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paradoug
Posts: 9

I was following a thread http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....replies=26 that was word-for-word my problem until after using LIST DISK, which failed. I followed another thread, forgot where it is, and ended up using LIS DIS. Its results returned a positive for a rootkit infection.

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bubbatie1
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awesome tutorial personally id start with kapersky

http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....replies=10

Posted 2 years ago
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paradoug
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I've read about the different types of rootkit killers, part of my question is how to run these programs on a system when I can't use the operating system.

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Hermitt
Posts: 1310

I agree with bubbatie. http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/rescuedisk

Use a different PC to create the boot cd then boot and run the CD on the infected computer.

Jim

Posted 2 years ago
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paradoug
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Thanks for the tips, I'm currently waiting for the disk to arrive, my brother burned one for me as my laptop doesnt have a cd burner. I'll update if it solves the problem.

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paradoug
Posts: 9

Ok, I've tried the disk and an "emergency recovery disk", both give me access into a multi-option repair screen but nothing works. Before getting to those options I am prompted to select my operating system from the list below: only there is nothing listed there. Any ideas?

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Kelen
Posts: 283

If you can, post an image or a description of the list disk results you got. If it appears as blank then the discs you are using may not have to correct drivers for your sata controller to see the hard drives. Post our computer make model aswell. You can always choose to advance past the menu asking you to choose the operating system by selecting to use advanced tools and clicking in the blank area then next.

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bubbatie1
Posts: 1322

did you try the free downloadable scanner ?

http://usa.kaspersky.com/downloads/tdsskiller

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paradoug
Posts: 9

I didnt use the kaspersky as I don't have direct access to a burner (using my laptop). I will post specifics about my computer when I get home, currently sitting my ambulance waiting for someone to win this morning's Darwin award.

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mfletch
Posts: 1434

Will the computer boot into safe mode with networking

If yes download and install malwarebytes and run a scan http://www.malwarebytes.org/pr.....ytes_free/

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