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Someone please help me get rid of hacktool.rootkit!!

By cella3380
Jul 15, 2006
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  1. Hello,

    Hopefully, someone with more computer knowledge can please help me get rid of this horrible virus. I don't even know how I got it. Please help me get rid of this junk. I don't know where to begin. I think I have followed the posting instructions, sorry if I missed something. Thanks in advance.

    Connie

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  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Unfortunately there are very few rootkits that can be completely removed from your system.

    HJT won`t do anything against any rootkit.

    The best advice I can give you, is to backup your important data, reformat and reinstall.

    This is the only sure way to get rid of the rootkit infection.

    However, you might want to try this first.

    There are a couple of possible rootkit removers, but I cannot vouch for their effectiveness. HERE is one such tool

    I take no responsibility for any damage or data loss from using the above tool.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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