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Nasty Rootkit that won't go! Help


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Katelynn

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Hi,
Thanks for all your help but the problem was finally fixed. My partner's computer had the same problem, so he reset the router and changed the DNS settings (apparently it was somewhere in the Russian Federation) and now everything is fine, totally gone. Apparently for those people who can't get rid of it via spy scanners, this is the route to go. Thank you for all your time and help. You are really wonderful and I appreciate you taking the time to help me!
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Great, very odd usually it shows up in the logs as the dns is infected but this time nothig showed thus the reason I didn't suspect the router.
But glad you fixed it and you are welcome.

Just some final cleanup steps to clean up what we used.

=======Cleanup=======
  • Click START then RUN
  • Now type Combofix /uninstall in the runbox and click OK. Note the space between the X and the Uninstall, it needs to be there.
===============Update Java===============

Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update:
  • Download the latest version of Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) and save it to your desktop.
  • Scroll down to where it says "(JRE) then click on it
  • Click the "Download" button to the right.
  • Select your Platform: "Windows".
  • Select your Language: "Multi-language".
  • Read the License Agreement, and then check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
  • Click Continue and the page will refresh.
  • Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation and save the file to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
  • Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove Programs and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check (highlight) any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u20-windows-i586.exe to install the newest version.

Delete\uninstall anything else that we have used that is leftover.

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After that your all set.


The following are some articles and a Windows Update link that I like to suggest to people to prevent malware and general PC maintenance.

Windows Updates - It is very important to make sure that both Internet Explorer and Windows are kept current with the latest critical security patches from Microsoft. To do this just start Internet Explorer and select Tools > Windows Update, and follow the online instructions from there.

Prevention article To find out more information about how you got infected in the first place and some great guidelines to follow to prevent future infections please read the Prevention artice by Miekiemoes.

If your computer is slow Is a tutorial on what you can do if your computer is slow.

File sharing program dangers Reasons to stay away from File sharing programs for ex: BitTorrent,Limewire,Kazaa,emule,Utorrent,Limewire etc...
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