AVG detected hidden rootkit

February 15, 2011 at 06:18:25
Specs: Windows XP

AVG found this root kit says it is hidden and there is no action to take, what can I do there is 5 of these root kits hidden in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Drivers\sunkfilt39.sys.+0xefc->sunkfilt39.sys+0xF10

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#1
February 15, 2011 at 07:18:44

I have always had luck removing stuff like this with malwarebytes anti-malware
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...
The free version should be able to scan and remove the rootkit!

Hope this helps anyhow!


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#2
February 20, 2011 at 03:31:57

Thanks I downloaded and ran anti-malware and it found nothind but when I run AVG again that found the same five rootkits called inline hooks with no action to take and I am loathed to start deleting drives out of system 32.

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#3
March 15, 2011 at 00:38:37

You can manually remove these entries, however it is advisable to create a backup "checkpoint" first. Search M$'s site for "create checkpoint" and look for an instruction page.
Remove the entries by right clicking on each one. Each time a warning message will come up and you have to click "Yes", then after removing the entries another message will ask if you want to "Restart Now". You can remove all of the entries before you restart, so you only have one restart.


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