The best rootkit cleaner?

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  1. Biscuit

    Biscuit Registered Member

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    Hi

    Can anyone recommend the best rootkit cleaning tool? I have a pc that is infected with a rootkit, which cannot be cleaned by Malwarebytes, Prevx or Combofix.
     
  2. Sherlock_Holmes

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    Gmer , Sophos anti rootkit , rootkit unhooker ... there may be more
     
  3. CloneRanger

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    @ Biscuit

    First off, how do you know you got one ?

    If you know what it is, how did you find out, and what is it ?
     
  4. Boyfriend

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    @Biscuit: Which rootkit? If specific name can be found, then use specialized rootkit tools like stuxnet, TDSS, Ransomlock etc.

    I will sugget you following tool:
    GMER
    Panda Anti-Rootkit
    Helios-Lite AntiRootKit
    DarkSpy AntiRootKit
    F-Secure BlackLight
    IceSword
    NIAPSoft AntiRootkit Tools
    RootkitBuster
    TDSSKiller
     
  5. Gobbler

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    Dr.Web CureIT ran in safe mode and if it doesn't work, run it from UBCD4win.
     
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    No tool because it's nearly impossible to clean a rootkit infection :doubt:
     
  7. Brummelchen

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    Clean Image or backup.
    Improve security!
     
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    hitman pro
     
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    hitman pro for sure will help:thumb:
     
  11. Biscuit

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    Hi, thanks for your reply.

    I had cleaned the computer, but from my experience I guessed that it was still infected & probably by a rootkit. Boot & shutdown were taking a while & I was unable to correctly install Prevx which would freeze on it's first scan & had no processes running. Also about 50% of the time, the explorer process would not load properly.

    As I had bought Prevx for this computer, I contacted Prevx support who within the hour, remotely connected to the pc & cleaned the infection. It was the TDSS rootkit.

    Thanks for all your replies & thanks Dave from Prevx.
     
  12. Meriadoc

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    Backup, but for the sake of repeating oneself, the tool that can remove the rootkit.

    As you found anyone with Prevx will be helped to remove anything awkward by their support...maybe they keep their tdss removal tool private.
     
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  13. CloneRanger

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    @ Biscuit

    Ah well you didn't say it was a paid version in your original post ! If you had i was going to let you know that prevx will help you clean up ;)

    Nasty :eek:

    Surprised MBAM failed !

    How did you get infected with it ?

    I see you're on Windows 7 32bit Ultimate too :p
     
  14. trjam

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    simple, use Avast for cleaning a rootkit
     
  15. Meriadoc

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    not that simple sometimes :)
     
  16. element119

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    rootkits are getting to be very common. i've had to remove them on systems with avast, mse, avira, avg... dr web has been doing a good job for me, it found one in the MBR yesterday.
     
  17. Serapis

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    Use sandboxie and never have to worry about any rootkits whatsoever
     
  18. Biscuit

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    I made the post because in the past I have found that getting Prevx remote support can take days or even weeks. I assumed that I was going to have to fix it myself, hence the post.

    The infection came from a teenager. :rolleyes:

    The pc was not mine, it was XP & "protected" by McCrappy. The browser was IE.
     
  19. CloneRanger

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    Really o_O I havn't noticed that delay in the Prevx forum !

    Typical :D
     
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    for most rootkits you can use gmer to find out what kind of rootkit is it and after this use combofix, but perhaps you have to create scripts to remove your rootkit. for some rootkits you have special cleaner, without knowing what kind of rootkit you have, nobody can say you what cleaner you have to use.
     
  22. moontan

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    i think the best anti-rootkit app, GMER, scored only over 80% in detecting rootkits.

    what good is 80%?
    AFAIC it's just as bad as 0%.

    the only logical solution is to prevent them getting into a computer in the first place.

    the best anti-rootkit cleaner?
    a clean system image to restore from i think.
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2010
  23. ExtremeGamerBR

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    Although the problem is already solved, for me one of those who clean this virus the best Hitman Pro. :thumb:
     
  24. jmonge

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    yes hitman pro;) :thumb:
     
  25. jmonge

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    what about prevxo_O
     
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