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What software download is highly recommended for finding/removing rootkits?

By cdwright1 ·
I believe my system has rootkits, and I want to remove them. I have Advanced System Care Pro, AVG Free, Malwarebytes'". System slows down, I think it's not running, and check task mgr. System is running and I run ALL scans, few adware/spywares and reg errors, no big deal. But I go thru this cycle 2-3x per day- even running defrag and system restore. Things would smooth out for a day or 2 and do it again, I believe I'm compromised but can't find it. I suspect rootkits? I downloaded and ran Gmer, but it confused me. I believe it scans immediately, and promptly displays dicovered rootkits(?) but I couldn't find any clean/delete option. Is there a better one out there that someone can recommend? I have Windows xP Home Edit. SP3. notebook. I prefer software that can be applied to Xp/Vista, as I have an HP (is Vista) I maintain as well Thank you, cdwright.

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Firstly did you run these scans in Safe Mode?

by OH Smeg In reply to What software download is ...

If not then you need to update AVG, Malware Bytes and then when the system shows the HP Splash screen press and hold down the F8 Key till you get a Whit eon Black screen. Using the arrow keys navigate to the Safe Mode option and press enter.

When Windows starts open AVG and scan the system with it. If it reports that it has cleaned anything rescan the system till it either shows as Clean or there is something that you can not remove. Then run the Malware Bytes Scan and keep running it till the system is either clean or you are unable to remove something.

If there is something you are unable to remove you'll need to post back with what it is so someone here can help you remove it.

If the system is still infected after this you can try one of these utilities. Again the system should be scanned in Safe Mode Only.

http://www.pchell.com/support/rootkitremovaltools.shtml

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