Rootkit virus

November 28, 2009 at 13:08:29
Specs: Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit, 2.80 GHz/8 gigs ram

ll x3 720 processor
8 gigs of ram
windows vista ultimate 64bit

My avg 8.5 full keeps scanning rootkits, says it gets rid of it but when I reboot it is still there.
My internet has also stopped working on my my computer, wireless still is fine with my laptop.
My c drive space keeps changing drastically every two days, from 490 gigs, to 400, to 396, etc.
Performance is lagging.

Ive ran blacklight, spy sweeper, regrun, trogan remover, spybot, and avg. Avg is the only one successful in tracing the rootkit, but not removing it.

Also, I have over 60 processes running. I googled them, but not being tech savy that did not aid me in shutting down certain processes.

Any ideas?

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November 28, 2009 at 14:54:29
Time to think about a clean install back to OEM state. Be careful with any usb device and cd that may also have this virus or worm or rootkit.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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November 28, 2009 at 15:45:16
Did you run the scans in safe mode ? You could also try scanning with some of the programs provided with the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows.

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November 28, 2009 at 21:24:07
I have ran around 15 antiviruses so far

AVG 8.5 full
Adaware pro
Spy sweeper
Spyware Doctor
Panda Anti Rootkit
Trogan remover
Windows microsoft security essentials

and a few more..

They each seemed to remove a lot of stuff, and my computer performance is almost back to when I first reformatted.

My performance was never that bad in the first place, it was just lagging a bit. Games that require alot (GTA 4, 16 gigs) are running very smooth.
Google CHROME is literally lightning speed.

Unfortunately AVG is still finding a rootkit, but Im beginning to wonder if it is harmless? I had only recently discovered that avg offered a rootkit detection selection, so I think this rootkit may have been here for months.

Regardless, I want these rootkits out of here.
I really wan't to avoid reformatting, it will take me 6 days to install everythign back into my computer, no exaggeration.

Are there any more invasive apporaches?

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November 28, 2009 at 21:27:02

My hard drive, for the first time in weeks, has stopped shifting dramatically :) and is stuck at 498 gigs, where it should be. Let's see how long it lasts.

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November 29, 2009 at 08:19:09
what is the actual name of the rootkit?

Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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November 29, 2009 at 18:22:37
"They each seemed to remove a lot of stuff, and my computer performance is almost back to when I first reformatted."

A well protected system doesn't usually have a lot of trouble. You may need to learn and use best practices to avoid this.

I have done and seen and read about a lot of repairs that try to remove malware. Most people are not as happy as they are with a clean install.

Just look at how much time you have already wasted on this.By now you could have had the thing up and running again.A clean install isn't that hard. It is really not a bad thing. It is what fixes and corrects a system. It makes it fast again. It gets rid of messed up registries and any other malware. It is really a simple task. There should not be any so called trained person that would fear a reload. Just man up and get it done. There are no shortcuts to a quality repair.

I like to systems up and make some kind of backup either to an image or ntbackup. That way I can get back to a known start in no time.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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November 29, 2009 at 19:19:17
Yes I agree with a system reformat, but I don't have time to
install programs that take 3 hours each, and almost 2
terabites worth of them. I just have deadlines right now, so It
will take me a good week to finish installing everything.
Software you've never heard of before.

Anyways after running malwarebites, the rootkits have
dissapeared. AVG no longer detects them, I'll run scans for a
couple more days just encase. If not I'll be back, thanks

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November 30, 2009 at 13:01:22
As long as you are happy that is all we can do.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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