I've tried everything listed thus far to remove hacktool.rootkit from my comp but to no avail. Tried the TrendMicro scen, the rootkitRevelaer found nothing, my HJT is attached... all seem to be clear and indicate none of the problem files: C:\WINDOWS\javapanel.exe C:\WINDOWS\taskcntr.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\xpjava.exe I have symantec and run the liveupdates and have tried scanning in safe mode, and have already turned off system restore. Symantec says it finds nothing on the hour full scan, yet when i re-start my computer the warning message comes up with a hacktool.rootkit that has been quarentined. I have only a wek old laptop with not much stored or new data on here, is it worth it to just restore my entire laptop? If so, what's the best way of doing so? I would ideally like to try and fix the problem, as anyone would, but am running out of options it seems. Thank you verrrrrrrrrrrrry much!!