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After rootkit: How to rebuild boot partition

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August 9, 2012 6:18:40 PM

I have suddenly rootkits on my computers. I have managed to fix one computer, but another was allowed to run unhindered and no tools for rootkit removal have been effective. I finally resorted to deleting the rootkit partition on the c: drive. I expected I could rebuild the MBR and boot sector from the recovery console, but have not been successful. Could someone help me with this?

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August 10, 2012 4:01:40 PM

hoytpr said:
I have suddenly rootkits on my computers. I have managed to fix one computer, but another was allowed to run unhindered and no tools for rootkit removal have been effective. I finally resorted to deleting the rootkit partition on the c: drive. I expected I could rebuild the MBR and boot sector from the recovery console, but have not been successful. Could someone help me with this?


Sound advice - Reinstall Windows to a new hard drive. Slave the existing drive or put it in a USB enclosure to get your personal files.
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August 20, 2012 2:39:26 PM

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