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Avast scan detected rootkit

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Hi all,

I posted this on avast forum but I was hoping to get some help here. Last night I did a full avast scan on my computer and the scan found a rootkit:hidden file. I could not move this file to the virus chest or delete it because avast said there was a error that the system cannot find the file specified (2).

The infected file is c:\windows\temp\asw_asiI.tm~a04660. So I cleared my temp files in an attempt to hopefully get rid of the file. Then I also try searching for this file and could not find it in my computer (even after I changed my folder options to view hidden files).

What's weird is that afterwards, I ran another full avast scan and the scan did not detect the rootkit again. Furthermore, I also ran superantispyware, threatfire and malwarebytes and none of those programs found anything. I even used sophos anti-rootkit and nothing came up as well. SO far nothing is wrong with my computer and everything is running fine.

I ran OTL and I've attached the OTL file and extras file.

Can anyone tell me what's going on? Do I really have a rootkit? Is it really hiding somewhere that cannot be detected or was it a false positive from avast in the first place?


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Edited by piinkbox, 21 February 2010 - 02:39 PM.

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