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Help! Systems Mechanic 7 Is this real Rootkit?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by escalader, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. escalader

    escalader Thread Starter

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    C:\Program Files\iolo\Common\Lib\ioloDMVSvc.exe Hiddenprocess

    When I ran BD 10 rootkit finder the above exe shows up.

    Using SM 7 itself is says this is an essential yet hidden process from iolo.

    BlackLite from F secure also detects it and gives a rename option.

    My guess is this really is needed but why the hidden process?

    Advice please.
     
  2. escalader

    escalader Thread Starter

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    Further research shows this is a rootkit put in by SM 7. I disabled it, using SM 7!

    Reran BD 10 rootkit finder and it is gone!

    SM7 still works so it's bad news for iolo to be seen doing stuff like this!

    THey have not answered my question to them on this, or others who challenged it either.

    Unbelievable
     
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    Hi, There are other posts around sites about this process, and what it might be, but all point to a poor program, for the most part.

    I've used SM 5 a few years ago, and it caused me to have to revert back to a previous Registry in win98se.

    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=161038

    http://www.wrensoft.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-1451.html

    I see a lot of other posts about it conflicting with several programs, I'd get rid of it.

    And no, I don't think it is a "real rootkit", but it does hook into system processes as those other posts and your own findings show.
     
  4. escalader

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    Yes, thanks, it is not getting good press these days.
    SM 7's
    C:\Program Files\iolo\Common\Lib\ioloDMVSvc.exe Hiddenprocess disabled still allows the utility to work so I'm hanging with it for now ! I will not use it to do zip to the registry but it is good at getting rid of junk files and internet tracks .

    What I think iolo can't do with my pc is send reports back to base or automatically look for updates. Who cares I can do that myself!
     
  5. escalader

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    Upon further reflection I deleted SM 7. Any program using methods of rootkits should be rejected. IMHO of course.
     
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