i have hidden rootkits that are hooked

July 10, 2011 at 15:21:41
Specs: Windows XP pro, AMD SEMPROM PROCESSOR 1.81 GHZ/ 896 RAM
i ran rootkit repel and i still have the rootkits

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#1
July 10, 2011 at 17:44:11
Try:

1. UNINSTALL any antivirus, real-time malware monitors, etc.

2. Download RKill and ComboFix and TDSS Killer to your DESKTOP (links below)

3. Disable System Restore

4. Clear ALL junk files / cookies, temp files, etc.

5. Boot to SafeMode WITH Networking

6. Run TDSS Killer

7. Run RKill....then ComboFix

Let these utils do whatever they want. If a reboot is needed during any process...be sure to catch it and direct the reboot process to Safe Mode with Networking.

Always reboot to SafeMode WITH networking until the processes are COMPLETELY finished.

Downloads:
TDSSKiller: http://support.kaspersky.com/downlo...

ComboFix: http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...

RKill: http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...

IMPORTANT: Download from ONLY from the Kaspersky and BleepingComputer web sites...there are a lot of malware-infested installers out there of these utilities.

HTH

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#2
July 10, 2011 at 18:18:35
There is only one known way to fix rootkits.

That is a complete reload from store bought disks or media.

Too many much smarter than all of the people on this forum can't get rootkits out. The god's of sysinternals have admitted defeat. More than one Major name security firm and software provider couldn't fix one.

Rootkits use a built in flaw (or feature) in Windows to evade any attempts to find it.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#3
July 10, 2011 at 19:22:51
Well...perhaps.

But since the above process only takes about 15 minutes...might as well give it a try.

Even if there's only a small chance, its worth it to possible avoid a re-install

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#4
July 11, 2011 at 13:14:14
My way has yet to fail me. Added bonus is the system is fast and light again.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#5
July 11, 2011 at 15:57:42
kev100 you are missing the point about hackers back doors.
you can't get rid of them or know for sure they are gone without a clean reinstall.

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#6
July 11, 2011 at 17:35:12
I'd like to suggest an easy way but rootkits are a new animal. There is one out there that has security experts really worried.

If the OP wishes they can try your idea. I can't say your idea is bad but as far as I know a clean install should fix it.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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