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Cant Remove hacktool.rootkit - Please help

By talismanz
Oct 28, 2007
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  1. hi,
    i am new member and this is my first post. The hacktool.rootkit virus is giving me some headaches.

    I am using XP. Whenever i starts the system, symantec antivirus shows that. the C:\WINDOWS\system32\wincab.sys file and some other file in the temp folder of thel local user, are affected by it.

    The problem still stays even after i tried the methods mentioned in
    "How to remove hacktool.rootkit" by RealBlackStuff.

    will anybody help me out ?
    thanx
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    You need to have a read of this - If your system is infected. Read this before deciding whether to CLEAN or REFORMAT.

    Then if you should wish to proceed with cleaning your system you need to go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT, Combofix, Panda Antirootkit, and AVG Antispyware logs as ATTACHMENTS into this thread, only after doing the above.


    This thread is for the use of talismanz only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  3. talismanz

    talismanz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hi,

    After following your instruction, my system is ok now.

    thanks a lot. . .

    bye
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    You really should post the requested logs to be on the safe side tho.



    This thread is for the use of talismanz only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
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