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Rootkit

By oberland
Oct 30, 2006
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  1. Hi,

    I have a rootkit in the system and I understand that the best way, certainly the easiest way to go back to normal is to save whatever I need and reformat the hard drive, I have already saved music files etc on a clean machine and I have used a rescue disc on my computer hoping that that would get rid of the rootkit, it hasn't.
    the xp os came preinstalled on the computer, however I have now been offered an xp sp2 disc and my question is will that disc work on my computer? I heard that microsoft had done something to the software to stop, as they call it soft piracy

    Oberland
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Before resorting to using an illegal copy of Windows, Which by the way isn`t a good idea, go HERE and follow the instructions. It might just help you to get rid of the rootkit.

    If it doesn`t, then I recommend you buy a legit copy of Windows and reformat.

    Techspot does not and cannot condone the use of pirated software.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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