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Info needed on Something I found on computer

 
Anonymous Coward
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02/24/2011 12:33 PM
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Re: Info needed on Something I found on computer
You've got a rootkit.

Really hard to get rid of, it's in the OS itself, virus scanners aren't going to pick it up.

Honestly, I recommend a full OS reinstall, and avoid firefox.
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Thank you so much hon. I was afraid I was going to have to do that ohno
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You could try TDSSKiller from Kaspersky. Handy for rootkits, though you may have to manually delete any strange .exe files in your Documents and Settings/<user>/Local Settings (or Application Data) files in safe mode to keep it from reinstalling. They like to hide out in there lately.
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02/24/2011 12:42 PM
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Re: Info needed on Something I found on computer
what version of windows? and when you say you found something, do you mean the actual files and location of it or just notices them in the task manager.
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02/24/2011 06:51 PM
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Re: Info needed on Something I found on computer
It looks like you may have stumbled onto a site with a nasty payload or possibly launched something unintentionally. This is something that wouldn't be easy to "walk through" and would be something I would have you "bring in" to see if it is correctable. Honestly, rebuilding would be the best solution at this point.
The recommendation to run only one AV program is something to note. They all have strengths and weakness (like all software). Go with the one you are comfortable with. Run the latest release version of your favorite web browser.
If you are using MS IE
- Turn on the antiphishing/smartscreen (depending on version)
If you are running Firefox
- make sure the same is turned on. there are add-ons that may help.
Whichever AV you choose, make sure it hooks the web browser. They have been my #1 reason for security issues.


Make sure to back up everything. A common missed items is browser favorites.

Some speculation at this point, having no idea what the programs are doing.... they may be "just" annoying ad popups, but they may be as devious as keyboard/password capture.

Once you have finished rebuilding. Change your passwords on bank accounts, web-based mail, credit cards and anything else you may have visited. My life is in banking services IT and have seen some ugly things, so live a little on the paranoid side.

Another recommendation is to run your account as a non-administrator. It doesn't stop everything, but limits what access can be gained.

I'm not familiar with some of the sites you mentioned. The game sites look mainstream. The no_links* movie site is one I don't recognize. If they are user uploaded movies, they are easy to infect.

Good luck on whatever you decide to do!
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02/24/2011 08:26 PM
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Re: Info needed on Something I found on computer
Your computer is now a zombie on a BOT network....do some research in that area.





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