can't delete Hacktool.Rootkit

By donjo13
Jun 12, 2005
  1. Help. I have tried every stinking virus removal program you can find and although most of them find the virus,Hacktool.Rootkit, non of them can get rid of it. I have heard that my only true safe option is to reinstall the OS (Windows 2000) and move on. I have files I dont want to risk losing. What now???? Help!
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Go HERE and follow the instructions in post #35

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
  3. donjo13

    donjo13 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 71

    I am running windows 2000 pro. It doesnt have system restore as far as I can tell, and if it does, where?
  4. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    To the best of my knowlede (and googles. lmao) win2k doesn't have system restore...

    .. but I note that this page mentions the possibility of something like Norton making a backup of the file in case you are encountering such a problem.

    Otherwise, I would probably suggest that you skip the system restore bits, and see where it get's you.
  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    There's no SysRest in W2K.
    Ignore the XP-specific instructions and follow the rest.
  6. donjo13

    donjo13 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 71

    Well, I've followed all the instructions yet the hacktool.rootkit is still detected by norton. This is stubborn!
  7. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

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