Antivirus XP 08, Rootkit, Trojan.gaslide. PC infested.

By patrick713
Aug 12, 2008
  1. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    They didn't create it, it was already there.
  2. rezzzy

    rezzzy TS Rookie

  3. patrick713

    patrick713 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    MBAM found absolutely nothing.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Well if you want to remove the Hidden Partition, that will be OK (using Gparted)
    Basically, I thought, well if you have the discs anyway
    I can't see how or if any Trojans got in there, but I also can't work out where they have come from, after a format
    Removing the Hidden partition will not hurt your Main Drive or data or Windows or anything, but Backup first, just in case you remove the wrong one, or Windows stops booting (it is possible)
  5. patrick713

    patrick713 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    I deleted the partition, and everything seems fine.
    Is there any way I can be sure that the PC is safe to use, or have i pretty much done that?
    and thanks for helping me with this:D
  6. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx TS Rookie Posts: 1,069

    If you have formated everything is good to go
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Well there is one more issue :(

    You now have an unpartitioned space (of approx 4 Gig) sitting on your HardDrive (which is not ideal - especially if it's in the first part of the HardDrive)

    If you really want to confirm all is ok, then you would re-install Windows clean again, but this time remove the Partition(s) fully (during Windows innitial setup, you have this option)
    And then install Windows on one Partition, being the entire drive this time (note: you do not need to manually create the partition, as Windows setup will do this for you automatically)

    If you then scan for Trojans, and find none, we have confirmed that they were in the Hidden partition (somehow?) But if you do receive the Trojans again, then it must either be in the Windows setup CD, or in the Trojan remover program itself !

    Basically, I don't like having un-partitioned space just sitting there doing nothing
  8. patrick713

    patrick713 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    sorry for the delay...
    saturday night i re-installed the OS, and reformatted and everything, and then reinstalled Spyware doctor. Everything came up clean. I ran MBAM, and it found nothing.
    So either there was something in the recovery partition, or it was a false positive...
    either way, it cost my father $30 :haha:
  9. patrick713

    patrick713 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    and thanks again for helping me!:)
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb
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