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What is a rootkit?

I use Avast as my antivirus. Yesterday while using my system, an Avast popup came up saying 'a suspicious rootkit has been found'. Avast suggested to delete it and I did so. Normally when Avast finds ...
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1answer
666 views

How to find out if my MBR is infected?

I imagine that bootkits and other malware can install themselves in the MBR and be invisible to antivirus software running after the MBR was executed. Is there any way to execute an antivirus scan on ...
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1answer
814 views

My computer gives a known virus warning and reboots

"Windows must now restart because the Plug and Play service terminated unexpectedly." "Windows must now restart becasue the DCOM Server Process launcher service terminated unexpectedly." ...
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7answers
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My webcam just came on “out of the blue”

I have a Microsoft LifeCam HD sitting atop my monitor. Today, completely out of the blue, its light came on -- I was simply browsing the web (in Chrome) when it happened. After about 5 minutes the ...
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3answers
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rootkit: Avast says it deletes it, but it detects it every time I boot up. How do I get rid of this?

After cleaning up the majority of my malware infestation with Process Explorer and Autoruns I am relying on Avast antivirus to clean up the rest. It continues to find a rootkit described as follows: ...
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1answer
214 views

Reality of a Windows Vista “recovery disk” virus?

I recently borrowed a disk from a guy I don't really know. It was a Windows Vista install disk (lost my old one, and needed to reformat). The disk was a copy of the original, and I was wondering how ...
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What is 1UnHooker.sys?

I'm still searching for a solution to my problem as I stated in my previous question (UAC being turned off every time Windows 7 starts (once a day)). Today, a program called SpyHunter found an unknown ...
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UAC being turned off once a day on Windows 7

I have strange problem on my HP laptop. This began to happen recently. Whenever I start my machine, Windows 7 Action Center displays the following warning: You need to restart your computer for ...
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Removing a rootkit from the MBR.. without formatting?

I have run hitman pro and found 'traces of the TDL3 Alureon' rootkit on the computer. However, running TDSSKiller would of solved this issue - but - apparently the symptoms keep coming back so I ...
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Problem tracking down virus - services.exe port 443 and svchost.exe ports 25 + 80

Hey, I'm running an XP SP3 system with all the latest updates. It seems I have a virus and I'm having a hard time tracking it down. I have some outbound connections; services.exe connects to some ...
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3answers
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how to stop a driver from running - it self protected and rootkit hidden

I have this serous problem For the first time I can not stop a program from running. Something is on one laptop computer that is run as system legacy driver, and self protected and hidden on ...
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2answers
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Computer is broadcasting on port 139 at startup - Virus?

Maybe this isn't the right forum to ask this question, but here it goes. Whenever I boot my vista machine, right after login there has been an extended delay until the actual desktop appears. I also ...
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What else besides a virus would keep turning on “Show Hidden Files” in WinXP

I've got a couple of machines that definitely recently had viruses and very likely still do. I've run Norton AV, Radix RootKit remover, Sophos Rootkit remover, Spybot, Ad-Aware, CA Antivirus Plus, ...