Best rootkit cleaner if I have to slave drive in another system

Posted on 2010-08-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have a posible rootkit infection and really don't want to wipe the drive clean. I am getting a blue screen on startup and cannot get into windows. I looked up the BSOD and seems like it could be a rootkit. I would like to slave the drive in another system and scan it for a rootkit. I already tried slaving it and running Vipre and it didn't detect anything. Maybe i should try supperantispyware.
any other suggestions?
Question by:calitech
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optoma earned 100 total points
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Try these when system is live. If a rootkit is detected(patched system file).
They should be able to replace the file.
Run TdssKiller and Hitmanpro.

If still having issue run Combofix and post log here

IF slaving the drive or using a boot cd, keep the logfiles.
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madunix earned 100 total points
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look @ Bootable antivirus Rescue CD
Bootable antivirus Rescue CD method consider as the most effective way to remove the virus, trojan and malware because it track down some viruses, trojans and other malware are embedded so tightly into your operating system that when you boot Windows the normal way.

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Combofix does a great job as optoma suggested. You might also want to try Malwarebytes.

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Calitech, have you tried any of the above suggestions? Any update status?

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thanks for the information

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