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Is my AVG Anti-RootKit infected?

By xanimefanx
Jun 2, 2007
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  1. Because its hard to explain i will post a picture
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    see near the bottom on the bar avg antiroot kit says a bunch of numbers and letters also i notice i have 6 svchosts.exe

    I will attach a hijack this log
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I don`t know what the problem is there, maybe some kind of corruption. Try uninstalling and reinstalling the programme.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. xanimefanx

    xanimefanx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

    I uninstalled it
  4. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    AVG 7.5 free Anti Virus and
    AVG Anti-Spyware are all you need.I didn't even know about Anti_Rootkit
    till now,Thanks i'll avoid it.
    But if you want to invest a small sum,Get
    VCom Fix-It .Try the 30 day trial.
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    zipperman: AVG Antirootkit is an excellent programme and this is the first time I`ve heard of any problems with it. I think it`s likely that xanimefanx`s copy has become corrupt in some way, which, as no doubt you know can happen to any programme.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. xanimefanx

    xanimefanx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

    Actually should i be having Avast Anti-Virus or AVG Antivirus?
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Both of those antivirus programmes are very good. Personally, I use AVG, but that`s probably down to my personal preference as I`ve used AVG for years.

    Regards Howard :)
  8. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    I read the details on it.I need to know how and why i need it.
    It just says theres could be antiroot in your system.
    What are the symptoms to say i need it.
    My system is very clean ans stable.I don't need a "maybe i need it" software.

    I found it in my Registry/Microsoft
    Value 000
    Do you think i should run Antirootkit ?
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    The AVG Antirootkit programme as it`s name suggests searches for and can delete rootkit infections. Rootkits are very specialised infections that hide from normal antivirus/antispyware programmes. You can find instructions for using the AVG Antirootkit programme in step11 of this thread HERE. It certainly wouldn`t hurt to run AVG Antirootkit as per the instructions.

    Regards Howard :)
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