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How do i remove a hidden/stealth rootkit?

Unread postby Brendan84 » December 17th, 2009, 9:17 am


I now have a problem where my network is constantly running slow to get "page not found" or it keeps disconnecting.

I tried Windows Defender and spybot- nothing could be found. I then used Trojan Remover and it established a suspicious file which was hidden. This was:


and the registry:


I tried to delete it or rename it, but TR failed to do it both times.

I then tried other tools like Killbox, Hijack this etc...all cannot delete it.

I get the message, "The device attached to the system is not functioning".

I then downloaded GMER and it confirmed it was a malicious rootkit. But even that could not delete it.

All of these processes have been done normally as well as in SAFE MODE.

I would be very grateful if somebody could offer me some advice on how to get rid of this problem.

Thank you.

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Re: How do i remove a hidden/stealth rootkit?

Unread postby Gary R » December 17th, 2009, 6:37 pm

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 that we can give you appropriate instructions, and this information is provided by a HijackThis log.

This thread will now be closed.

If you still need help, please start a new thread with:-
  • A HijackThis log.
  • Details of the problems you're experiencing.
  • Any messages or error codes you may have got.

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

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