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Re: Rootkit Corrupted OS. Can't Restore System/Repair/Backup

Unread postby jinugy » October 28th, 2011, 2:47 am

Here's my problem:

When I turned on my laptop yesterday morning, the screen was all black, like the system was hanging. So I decided to take out the batteries, put them back in, and turn the laptop on again (I do this everytime it hangs--no problem whatsoever). Upon turning back on, a black screen with "Windows is loading files..." appeared. When it was done, a blue background picture appeared (which was not my wallpaper, but looked Microsoft-ish), and Startup Repair started. This must've been because of a suspicious EXE file I accidentally ran the night before =(

Startup Repair started checking my system for probems. After it was done, it said that Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically. Sending more information can help Microsoft create solutions: 1) Send; 2) Don't send. I didn't send it, cause I can't bloody well connect to the Internet. The problem event name was StartupRepairOffline.

HP's Recovery Manager then popped up. From there, I had three choices: 1) Microsoft system restore, 2) Run computer checkup (I could also run Command Prompt from here), and 3) File backup program. I tried restoring to just before the problems appeared, but it failed. The I tried backing up, but it wouldn't allow me to click "Next" and proceed for certain file types like pictures & videos. I can only backup HTML files and file settings.

So I decided to run HijackThis from an external hard drive by opening Task Manager using Command Prompt. It ran and I saved the log (tell me if you need it). But when I run DDS, the window suddenly closes. When I run GMER, a window popped up, saying that "GMER has found system modification, which might have been caused by rootkit activity. Do you want to fully scan your system?" I clicked no. Then after unchecking "IAT/EAT" and checking "C:\," the app ran for around a minute, then an error message popped up:

"The instruction at 0x0040c676 referenced memory at 0x88e83d2e, The memory could not be read. Click on OK to terminate the program."

When I ran GMER again, a BSOD appeared. PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0x996A4000, 0x00000000, 0x90c69114, 0x00000000)
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Re: Re: Rootkit Corrupted OS. Can't Restore System/Repair/Ba

Unread postby NonSuch » October 28th, 2011, 3:07 am

By posting just a description of your problems it is likely that your topic will be passed by and you will not receive the help you're looking for.

We need to know what's running on your computer so we can give you appropriate instructions.

May I draw your attention to THIS topic, which you should have read, and which tells you what we need you to post so that we can help you.

This topic will now be closed.

If you still need help, please start a new thread with:

  • FRST.txt
  • Addition.txt
  • Details of your problems.

If for any reason you can't run FRST, please let us know in your post.


PLEASE NOTE: Once you have posted your DDS logs, all in one post, do not add any posts to your topic until after you have received a reply from a helper; otherwise, your topic will be closed. If you find you are unable to run DDS from any of the links provided (different file types) then you may use HJT.
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