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rootkit?

I'm not sure if it is a problem, avg suggests it might be but might not.
Jow can I tell?

WindowsXP (ok I know, but I can't afford a new one)
First mention is IRP hook...sys...drivers...pciidex.sys


Avg says it can't remove it, but looking on tbe avg site it also says it mihht be repotted in error.
How can I tell?
How can I remove it if it needs removing?
What does it do that I should look out for?
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BillDL

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Enabbar Ocap

That line should say 'might be reported in error'
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Enabbar Ocap

Just had a reminder about this. Sorry I haven't been back.
I am slowly working through the suggested solutions in the links supplied so far, but at the moment everything is saying it's clean except avg.
I'll take another look at the weekend, but won't be able to until then.
viki2000

I would suggest to clean uninstall and reinstall AVG.
That means you should use a monitoring software for install/uninstall process.
You need something like Total Uninstall or similar.
Just consider that might be AVG itself a  problem, if all the other anti viruses do not find the problem reported by AVG.

Additional to the anti-virus I always use antispyware and antiadware programs.
First I clean the temporary files with CClean.
Then I scan with some programs as: Spybot - Search & Destroy, SyHunter, Malwarebytes.
As antivirus I use the free Avast edition.
During years I found, at least in the past, that Avast consumes less resources than AVG. I do not know how is it now, because many years I used AVG, then I switched to Avast and I remained with it.
For special situations I use Kaspersky Rescue Disk http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/rescuedisk#downloads or other similar form different companies as Avira, AVG..., but Kaspersky is good.
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William Peck
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Enabbar Ocap

it ate my comment, briefly I'm closing this so it doesn't become a collection of helpful hints that I haven't tried yet.
I don't think removing the tool that reports the problem and replacing it with one that gives a clean report is a very ideal solution. I would like to remove the problem, not the tool that can see it.
viki2000

but you could try to reinstall your AVG with clean install/uninstall using monitoring software
BillDL

Thank you Robin.

It's most likely to be an AVG-centric "heuristics" detection, but you can never be too sure if it's a "red herring" or not, just like the Engine Warning light in my car.  I suspect it's the Lambda (O2) sensor at my cat, but could equally just be a leftover from when the exhaust blew ages ago and simply needs to be reset.  I cut the wires to the dashboard lights to make it go away, but now I can't see how fast I'm going, and when I blinded traffic cops while driving on full beam at 95mph on the M74 with my hazard lights blinking, I was pulled over and done ;-)
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