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Questions tagged [rootkit]

Rootkits are programs designed to hide malicious activity on a compromised computer by hiding files, processes or registry entries.

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Is this some type of malware?

I ran chkrootkit on my Linux Mint system, and it complained about several processes like this one: scott 31745 0.0 0.3 1206060 120352 ? Sl Oct03 0:15 /usr/share/atom/atom --type=...
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Isolate (secure) multiple boot images from harming my PC

Is it possible to protect my bare-metal from compromise, so that I can be fairly confident that (for example) restoring a VHDX system image every month keeps me clean? If so, how? I'm building a ...
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Chkrootkit False Positive?

After setting up a fresh Kali system in VB I decided to do a chkrootkit to check the filesystem. Chkrootkit identified a lot of suspicious files. Is this a false positive or something to be concerned ...
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Find service behind svchost.exe PID [duplicate]

A certain windows process is constantly using 50% of my CPU. Normally it is easy to identify the service with process explorer: find the svchost.exe process that is using too much CPU, double click ...
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Format and encrypt compromised USB stick with TrueCrypt to make it clean again?

Let's say I bought an used USB stick from a very professional hacker who has compromised the stick with really professional methods, the NSA or FBI would use to compromise it: Would it be safe to ...
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Windows 10 Reset PC with malwares,viruses and rootkits

I have been recently wondering whether the option we have in windows 10 to reset the PC, which includes the reset function that does a deep scan and delete all files in all partitions and drives, get ...
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Removing Gherpe Rootkit [duplicate]

Fixing a laptop for a friend. Windows XP I ran GMER and in red font I see [AUTO] gherpe I've already ran combofix, twice now. I see it's linked to zgovodnm.dll if I remove that .dll file should it ...
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are there any rootkit/virus/malware/etc.. that a windows 7 factory install could leave behind?

can any sort of malware/ rootkit still be on my computer after a factory install? my dell inspiron running windows 7 had(maybe still does) some sort of malware (a rootkit maybe) at its worst point it ...
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Computer possibly hacked. Now what

I think someone somehow managed to gain remote access to my computer and was able to log into my ebay account and purchase some stuff. I was noticed the suspicious activity, and yanked the power cord, ...
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Prevent www.win32.cn/g9 being run automatically [duplicate]

I have recently bought an a4 tech wireless mouse + keyboard. Everything was working fine, but when i started cmd as admin, i started getting the run command automatically and it executes www.win32.cn/...
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Sony CDs and “Rootkit scandal”

I recently bought a secondhand copy of a CD that was part of the Sony "Rootkit Scandal" in 2005. I assume it to be infected until proven otherwise. Am I safe to try to rip this on my PC with modern AV ...
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Can rootkits and malwares affect a live ubuntu usb with no peristence?

Can rootkits and malwares affect a live ubuntu usb with no peristence ? Can any malware possibly persist and affect all the sessions ? Also, can it affect current session if it cannot persist ? I am ...
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Is this malware?

I have a machine running Linux Mint (qiana). I noticed it was often slow and when I looked at top I found PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND ...
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My friend fell for a tech support scam. I formatted her computer. What should I do now?

My friend received a call from a person claiming to be a Microsoft tech support representative. This person claimed her laptop was infected with malware and compromised by hackers. He proceeded to ...
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Why is elasticsearch user running SSHD?

My home network is frequently down and I've narrowed down the problem to my ubuntu box. $ ps -ef | grep elastic elastic+ 11183 1 0 8월10 ? 00:07:49 [.ECC6DFE919A382] eugenek+ 14482 14453 0 ...
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What is “.HFS+ Private Directory Data” and why is it SO BIG?

I’m recovering this old disk I accidentally formatted, and stumbled across a hidden and HUGE folder of questionable origin. I can plainly see the folder’s contents thru a data rescue program. By ...
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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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Process With No Name: A Possible Linux Rootkit?

Situation When I was looking at gnome-system-monitor one time, I saw a process without a name. Didn't bother me at first. Later, my laptop seemed to be heating up, and would see spikes in CPU ...
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Cannot delete folder or files inside

I have a rather strange problem. I have encountered a folder with a file in it, that I can neither see or delete. This is, I believe, a rootkit and I am desperate to get it off my machine. I am logged ...
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VirtualBox VM Rootkit Infection

What is the risk of having a host machine infected if a VirtualBox VM running on the host gets infected? Let's assume both run Windows 7.
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OS X Rootkit Hunter 0.2 - Results - Help interpreting

maybe someone can help me makes sense if these scan results are something to be worried about and if so, how to fix them. I seems that I do not have any viruses (check with Sophos AV) or rootkits, but ...
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Rootkit I can not find.

I am running windows 7 ultimate. Chrome Browser. and advance system care. I have run every malware scanner I can find and all the rootkit scanners as well. Nothing seems to be able to find this thing. ...
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How does badBIOS jumps airgaps? [closed]

I was reading this article from Ars on badBIOS and came across this line which states the malware, has the ability to use high-frequency transmissions passed between computer speakers and ...
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Am I attacked or just stupid?

I run a server using Debian Squeeze with several OpenVZ containers. The containers run mostly Squeeze, some Lenny, and some already updated to Wheezy. The host doesn't do that much beyond iptables and ...
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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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“autorun.inf” autogenerated in each drive generates EXE and PIF files in Windows CP [duplicate]

I have Windows XP SP2 installed on my laptop, its been infected by a virus, which creates autorun.inf in each of my drives as read-only, hidden and system file attribute being set, and which generates ...
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Need guidance in understanding rkhunter results

Today, I performed a system wide scan for rootkits using the rkhunter --check command. All results were ok, with the exception of a warning: [10:14:30] Warning: The command '/usr/bin/unhide.rb' has ...
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EFI partition malware?

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro, running 10.8.2 and was worried that the laptop may have been tampered with while left unattended for a few days while abroad in Asia. I have mounted my EFI partition using: ...
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If I connect a USB drive to a PC with a rootkit, will the USB drive be infected as well? [closed]

I'd like to know if I run the risk of infecting a pendrive if I connect it to a PC with a rootkitted hard disk. Let's say I have a PC infected with the TDSS rootkit, and I run tdsskiller from a USB ...
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How do I remove a root kit from Windows XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC? I was looking for root kits following these instructions http://computersight.com/software/how-...
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Remove or Disable MBR from old C:\ Drive

Using a USB to Sata connection from an old XP box, is it possible to remove/disable the MBR\boot sector on a drive pulled from a Win7 box? C: - I can see the drive and folders and such on my XP box, ...
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No internet connection on laptop

I'm trying to recover from a rootkit infection, where I am unable to connect to the internet. When I try to ping the router this is the output: Pinging 192.168.1.254 with 32 bytes of data: Reply ...
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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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Unknown undeleteable, unformattable partition

I had two partitions on my hard drive labeled as unknown in gParted that showed up out of nowhere. I use 3 OS's on my computer, Windows which I just recently deleted, Backtrack5, and Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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is it possible to monitor dll injection events on Windows, such as to detect user mode rootkits?

wikipedia article's section on user mode rootkits is not quite clear about the mechanism of injecting code into running processes. Does this take advantage of normal OS functionality and so could be (...
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what does it mean for MalwareBytes to find malicious registry keys but nothing else?

I have a machine that is obviously infected, and when I ran MalwareBytes it told me that it found some "malicious" registry keys (surprisingly enough these contained file path to currently non-...
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rogue process consumes too much memory in linux

I was going through the output of top when i saw a process listed as pine -i I don't have pine in my system ! Then i got into proc and did a `ls -l /proc/9827/exe` 9827 is the process id. It ...
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Can signature verification expose a rootkit?

I know that rootkits operate as part of the kernel, driver or service running on the system, injecting themself into DLLs or installing as a legitimate applications. If I were to scan the system with ...
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Deleting content in swap space and emptying cache using terminal in linux

Wish a script which would delete cache content and remove additional files which have been downloaded via the internet and saved voluntarily by the user and files any thing other than those used by ...
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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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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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Examples of usable rootkits

I'm trying to learn more about rootkits and was hoping to take one and let it loose in a virtual environment. Does anyone know of a rootkit currently available that I can safely use to do this, and ...
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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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Strange phishing attack?

When I login to wachovia/wells fargo/amazon/paypal , no matter the user/pass that I insert, i get a "we need to verify your information" page where they ask me everything, from the atm pin to my ssn ...
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Windows-7 system files integrity

Is there a tool that will check integrity of system files in Win7 and search for invalid or changed ones. I would like to find which files were changed by rootkit installed on system. It would be nice ...
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Is there some file browser that uses low level functions to browse hard disk?

I have Windows 7, NTFS hard disk. I have detected rootkit files but can't delete them through Windows explorer, obviously because they are not visible. Is there some other file browser that is using ...
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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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Suspicious drivers, is it a rootkit?

The following entries show up in DriverView on my PC: C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\dump_dumpata.sys C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\dump_dumpfve.sys C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\dump_msahci.sys These ...
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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 ...