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Many exe, bat, com, scr and more not working could it be a rootkit?


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I would post a log file as requested but the computer will not load any version of the software I was asked to run. I have tried booting into safe mode with the same problem. tied the various .com .exe (ect) of the rkill and its variations as well as the other software told to use if the otf* didnt load. nothing

Heres the story in a nutshell

Got up yesterday morning to get on the computer, tried to load up firefox and nothing. I started trying other programs with the same result. The programs will not load, I can see them in services momentarily and the svchost pops up and the file dissapears from the services.

All of my malware related services are stopped and wont open. I cannot load scr pif exe com bat or anything else if its related to antivirus or malware or internet. adobe suite still opens and some (not all) exes and other files mentioned above will work

i have tried to boot into safe mode and run malwarebytes wouldnt work. i renamed it and its extention many times with no luck.

I loaded up th emost recent hirens boot cd and got into windows xp mini. managed to install malware bytes but it found nothing.


I have a project due tomorrow and really need to get this comp running quickly if anyone has any ideas.

Edited by ctlfreak, 11 January 2012 - 03:38 PM.

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just an update to everyone. I am currently running a boot version of AVG and, while its not finished, it has detected some issues with sun java (apparently it wasn't updated fully) so far that is the only thing its noticed. I am curious if it might be a rootkit of some sort. considering the selectability of playing files. as i stated before alot of the exe files (mainly those associated with virus and malware) no longer work, i can still run many other exe files like winrar adobe and others. So as it stands I cam going to continue to work on this machine and hope that this is not going to be spread to the staions via mp4 files.

update
the scan finished found a few threats and cleaned them. problem still persists. ideas anyone?

update 2 resolved.
used a program to change the creator info for tdsskiller then loaded minixp thru hirens boot cd. this finally allowed tdsskiller to work found a rootkit, removed it and am now able to load rkill and malwarebytes. found a few things and am cleaning it all back out now.

if anyone has a similar problem the tools used were, hirens bood cd, tdsskiller, rkill and malewarebytes

Edited by ctlfreak, 12 January 2012 - 03:21 AM.

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Hello and welcome to Geekstogo!

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help.
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