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How to remove rootkits?

By nirjas2 ·
Hi all,

recently i have trouble in my windows 7 pc. my files in my personal folders has been duplicated. I searched online and could arrive myself with the symptoms that my pc might have a root kit. Any suggestions on how to remove it? Your suggestions would be really helpful..

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Michael Kassner has an Article here

by OH Smeg In reply to How to remove rootkits?

http://www.techrepublic .com/blog/networking/rootkits-is-removing-them-even-possible/736

Just remember to remove the space from between techrepublic and the .com to get a working link.

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I would start with several approaches:

by robo_dev In reply to How to remove rootkits?

One is to determine if system restore is enabled, and if so, restore to a point in time prior to when you suspect the infection occurred.

I would attempt a scan with the Kaspersky rootkit hunter:
http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363

I would look at the possibility that another user of the PC accidentally dragged-and-dropped the my documents folder onto itself.

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If uneed any more advice,,,

by sightsandsounds In reply to How to remove rootkits?

Google it!

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If it's truly a rootkit

by Charles Bundy In reply to How to remove rootkits?

Wipe the disk and reinstall the OS. However robo_dev's point about an honest mistake sounds closer to your situation.

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