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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

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    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.

    Thanks,
    Ric


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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.

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  3. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Please provide a link to your thread at Bleeping Computer.
     
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