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New Persitant Rootkit

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by ricincalifornia, Jun 9, 2019.

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  1. ricincalifornia

    ricincalifornia Thread Starter

    Jun 8, 2019
    I have recently noticed my computer getting very slow. It felt like a rootkit so I came to bleeping computer looking for software that would confirm that I had a rootkit. (I had a nasty System Volume kernel level rootkit about 8 years ago so I am very familiar with how they operate and the level of programming expertise involved. Unfortunately at that time I could only find a couple of anti-virus programs that were able to find it but nothing that could remove it. I junked all my computers/drives, etc. ) I'm hoping that technology has caught up and I don't have to repeat that solution again.

    I downloaded Comodo's Rootkit software and it ID'd it as PEinStream rootkit but was unable to find more than one post identifying as a rootkit. I formatted my hard drive then I downloaded 6 or 7 different Rootkit programs and ran them. GMER says I still have one but I'm not an expert at reading the logs. You really have to know which process they used to understand the log files. Instead of doing all the research, etc this time, I'm going to let you experts take charge and I'll follow you.


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    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5800 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 4061 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1), 1806 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 931 GB (896 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Acer, EG43M
    Antivirus: COMODO Cloud Antivirus, Disabled
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    What is the exact SNID number and serial number on your Acer?

    It has a very weak Intel dual core processor and is running the most system-hungry version of Windows 7 there is, so that's one reason for its slowness.

  3. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

    Aug 27, 2003
    Please provide a link to your thread at Bleeping Computer.
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