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Rootkit Pilar.c - No OS on boot

By Kyndri
Apr 1, 2013
  1. Hi, this is my first time coming to this forum. I can master software in no time at all, but anything about the computer itself and I'm stumped. I bought a Dell Windows 7 computer in July of 2012. Within 6 months I'd already "killed" it. I got a laptop soon after so I haven't really tried to fix the desktop, but I'd sure like to get it working again.

    I used to download games from torrent sites. I never really had any issues until one day none of the torrents for a game that I wanted would work. I decided to do a simple Google search and downloaded the game from a link. BAD IDEA! The programs that I had running all shut down, one by one, then the computer did. I knew I was in trouble. Sure enough, starting it back up got me past the Dell screen, but when it is supposed to go on to loading Windows I get invalid boot option.

    I went online to try and figure out how to fix it. Since then I've gone thru the F12 menu to repair, re-setup, revert to factory; tried the Kapersky Rescue Disk and the complete image backups that I'd made the day I brought home the computer. All to no avail. I searched some more and downloaded the online Kapersky Rescue disk onto a flash drive, ran it and it found the Rootkit.Pilar.c virus, but it says it cannot be deleted or disinfected. Thanks a lot!! More searching and I've run the AVG Rescue disk which continually hangs up at about 70% scanned. DrWeb Rescue doesn't find anything. Avira rescue wouldn't even load. I dont remember the error message, but I couldn't even get to the scan.
    About the only thing I've been able to get to work is the Farbar thingie. I've attached the scan log. What should I try next? After all the things I've done so far, I'm no longer getting an invalid boot option, now I'm getting a no operating system error on boot. I can't get to the F8 menu, only F12 works. I was able to get to the F8 menu once, but I don't remember how I went about it, F8 wont do anything except the no operating system error.

    I await the masters' assistance. Thank you in advance!!!!


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  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,140   +378

    Welcome aboard [​IMG]

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    Please observe forum rules.
    All logs have to be pasted not attached.

    Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 13-03-2013 (ATTENTION: FRST version is 18 days old)
    Ran by SYSTEM at 31-03-2013 16:09:42
    Running from J:\
    Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)
    The current controlset is ControlSet001

    ==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===================

    Tcpip\Parameters: [DhcpNameServer]

    ==================== Services (Whitelisted) ===================

    ==================== Drivers (Whitelisted) =====================

    ==================== NetSvcs (Whitelisted) ====================

    ==================== One Month Created Files and Folders ========

    ==================== One Month Modified Files and Folders =======

    2013-03-31 16:09 - 2013-03-31 16:09 - 00000000 ____D C:\FRST

    ==================== Known DLLs (Whitelisted) =================

    ==================== Bamital & volsnap Check =================

    C:\Windows\System32\winlogon.exe => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\wininit.exe => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\wininit.exe => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\explorer.exe => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\explorer.exe => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\svchost.exe => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\services.exe => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\User32.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\User32.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\userinit.exe => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\userinit.exe => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\volsnap.sys => MD5 is legit
    c:\Windows\system32\codeintegrity\Bootcat.cache IS MISSING <==== ATTENTION!.

    ==================== EXE ASSOCIATION =====================

    HKLM\...\.exe: exefile => OK
    HKLM\...\exefile\DefaultIcon: %1 => OK
    HKLM\...\exefile\open\command: "%1" %* => OK

    ==================== Restore Points =========================

    ==================== Memory info ===========================

    Percentage of memory in use: 11%
    Total physical RAM: 6126.46 MB
    Available physical RAM: 5450.96 MB
    Total Pagefile: 6124.66 MB
    Available Pagefile: 5454.91 MB
    Total Virtual: 8192 MB
    Available Virtual: 8191.89 MB

    ==================== Partitions =============================

    1 Drive c: (OS) (Fixed) (Total:919.22 GB) (Free:888.46 GB) NTFS
    2 Drive e: (Repair disc Windows 7 64-bit) (CDROM) (Total:0.17 GB) (Free:0 GB) UDF
    7 Drive j: () (Removable) (Total:0.96 GB) (Free:0.95 GB) FAT32
    8 Drive x: (Boot) (Fixed) (Total:0.03 GB) (Free:0.03 GB) NTFS
    9 Drive y: (RECOVERY) (Fixed) (Total:12.25 GB) (Free:4.79 GB) NTFS ==>[System with boot components (obtained from reading drive)]

    Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
    -------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
    Disk 0 Online 931 GB 0 B
    Disk 1 No Media 0 B 0 B
    Disk 2 No Media 0 B 0 B
    Disk 3 No Media 0 B 0 B
    Disk 4 No Media 0 B 0 B
    Disk 5 Online 980 MB 0 B

    Partitions of Disk 0:

    Disk ID: 2C0C533A

    Partition ### Type Size Offset
    ------------- ---------------- ------- -------
    Partition 1 OEM 39 MB 31 KB
    Partition 2 Primary 12 GB 40 MB
    Partition 3 Primary 919 GB 12 GB


    Disk: 0
    Partition 1
    Type : DE
    Hidden: Yes
    Active: No

    Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
    ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
    * Volume 8 FAT Partition 39 MB Healthy Hidden


    Disk: 0
    Partition 2
    Type : 07
    Hidden: No
    Active: Yes

    Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
    ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
    * Volume 1 Y RECOVERY NTFS Partition 12 GB Healthy


    Disk: 0
    Partition 3
    Type : 07
    Hidden: No
    Active: No

    Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
    ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
    * Volume 2 C OS NTFS Partition 919 GB Healthy


    Partitions of Disk 5:

    Disk ID: 01287000

    Partition ### Type Size Offset
    ------------- ---------------- ------- -------
    Partition 1 Primary 980 MB 16 KB


    Disk: 5
    Partition 1
    Type : 0B
    Hidden: No
    Active: Yes

    Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
    ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
    * Volume 7 J FAT32 Removable 980 MB Healthy

    ============================== MBR Partition Table ==================

    Partitions of Disk 0:
    Disk ID: 2C0C533A

    Partition 1:
    Hex: 80002C00000000002B00000000000000
    Active: YES
    Type: 00
    Size: 0 byte
    ATTENTION ===> 0 byte partition bootkit on partition 1

    Partition 2:
    Hex: 00010100DEFE3F043F00000086390100
    Active: NO
    Type: DE
    Size: 39 MB

    Partition 3:
    Hex: 8019150507FEFFFF0040010000F08701
    Active: YES
    Type: 07 (NTFS)
    Size: 12 GB

    Partition 4:
    Hex: 00FEFFFF07FEFFFF003089010030E772
    Active: NO
    Type: 07 (NTFS)
    Size: 919 GB

    Partitions of Disk 5:
    Disk ID: 01287000

    Partition 1:
    Hex: 800101000B01FFFF20000000E0A31E00
    Active: YES
    Type: 0B
    Size: 980 MB

    ==================== End Of Log =============================


    • For 64bit systems, download Listparts64 and save it to your flashdrive
    • Download attached fix.txt file.
      Save it to your flash drive.
    Enter System Recovery Options again.

    To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
    • Restart the computer.
    • As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
    • Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
    • Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
    • Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
    • Select your user account an click Next.
    To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:
    • Insert the installation disc.
    • Restart your computer.
    • If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
    • Click Repair your computer.
    • Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
    • Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
    • Select your user account and click Next.
    On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:

      • Startup Repair
        System Restore
        Windows Complete PC Restore
        Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
        Command Prompt
    • Select Command Prompt
    • In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.
    • The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
    • Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.
    • In the command window type e:\listparts (for x64 bit version type e:\listparts64) and press Enter
      Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.
    • The tool will start to run.
    • Press Fix button.
    • ListParts will process the script in Fix.txt
    • When finished please press the Scan button.
    • It will make a log (Result.txt) on the flash drive. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
    See if you can boot normally.
    If not re-run FRST and post new log.

    Attached Files:

    • fix.txt
      File size:
      112 bytes
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