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how to remove rootkit virus

Postby motiondave » Thu 7. Jun 2012, 08:36

Does anyone have any suggestions on removal of a hacktool.rootkit virus?
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Re: how to remove rootkit virus

Postby value1 » Thu 7. Jun 2012, 09:51

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Re: how to remove rootkit virus

Postby motiondave » Thu 7. Jun 2012, 09:56

value1 wrote:
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Thats a last ditch resort, re-install not preffered at this stage. My norton blocks it so I will keep trying.
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Re: how to remove rootkit virus

Postby floriske » Thu 7. Jun 2012, 09:58

Try to download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop, check for the tool's Updates before running a scan

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
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Re: how to remove rootkit virus

Postby motiondave » Thu 7. Jun 2012, 10:02

floriske wrote:Try to download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop, check for the tool's Updates before running a scan

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free


Did that several times, in safe mode and normal mode. Didnt seem to help.
I found a microsoft malicious software removal tool. I will try that next .
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Re: how to remove rootkit virus

Postby floriske » Thu 7. Jun 2012, 10:45

Hacktool.rootkit is prety persistent as far as I could find :( Good luck!

I'm so glad I haven't had virus problems for years ("knocks on solid oak" ;) )
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Re: how to remove rootkit virus

Postby motiondave » Thu 7. Jun 2012, 10:48

floriske wrote:Hacktool.rootkit is prety persistent as far as I could find :( Good luck!

I'm so glad I haven't had virus problems for years ("knocks on solid oak" ;) )



Persistent is not the word! Anyway, it doesnt cause major problems as Norton blocks it. Still , I want to try to find a way to remove it without a windows re-install.
Thanks for the help fellas!
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Re: how to remove rootkit virus

Postby tronicgr » Thu 7. Jun 2012, 10:58

Remove your hard drive and connect it to your second PC, preferably with USB adapter, not in the boot time. Then run malware n bytes, and scan that disk. 99% it will work. If not I have some more technical methods to suggest.
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Re: how to remove rootkit virus

Postby motiondave » Thu 7. Jun 2012, 11:08

tronicgr wrote:Remove your hard drive and connect it to your second PC, preferably with USB adapter, not in the boot time. Then run malware n bytes, and scan that disk. 99% it will work. If not I have some more technical methods to suggest.


OK, then , thanks for that. I will try it on my sons pc tonight. I have a hdd caddy I can use for that purpose.
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Re: how to remove rootkit virus

Postby motiondave » Fri 8. Jun 2012, 06:22

Thanks for that Tronic, it worked! All clean again....
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