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Remove/ Exterminate Rootkit.pihar.c.mbr – Steps to Follow up

Published July 21st, 2013 by Elena Dove Reagan

Tech Analysis on Rootkit.pihar.c.mbr

Type: Rookit Trojan

Severity: high


1) use stealthy method;

2) kernel-mode rootkit;

3) manage to clear up wtmp/utmp/lastlog;

4) help reserve access right;

5) open up a backdoor in the system;

6) able to procure user’s account and password;

7) clear up some script like /var/log and /var/adm

Rootkit.pihar.c.mbr is a kernel-mode rootkit, in other word, it will infiltrate into the critical part of the system where services are launched.  Hence, rootkit.pihar.c.mbr is able to procure admin rights, which enables the spammer behind it to access all things just like you do.

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Remove/ Eradicate Win32:Sirefef-PL [Rtf]/ Practical Tutorial Steps

Published July 14th, 2013 by Elena Dove Reagan

Features of Win32:Sirefef-PL [Rtf]

  1. win32:sirefef-pl [Rtf] hides deep into your computer.
  2. win32:sirefef-pl [Rtf] disables firewall and antivirus program to conceal itself.
  3. win32:sirefef-pl [Rtf] invites numbers of malware and spyware onto your computer.
  4. win32:sirefef-pl [Rtf] communicates with hackers and steals your confidential datum.
  5. win32:sirefef-pl [Rtf] fills up the hard disk space with unwanted malicious items and consumes a lot of CPU memory.

Worries with Win32:Sirefef-PL [Rtf]

People who got security alarm of win32:Sirefef-PL [Rtf] may ignore it because they would assume that their trusted anti-virus program has taken care of it. However, you keep getting its alarm more and more frequently before you realize that win32:sirefef-pl still lurks somewhere in your system. Plus, you start to notice something weird:

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Completely Remove Rootkit.0Access.ED From Compromised Computers?-Virus Uninstall Guide

Published June 2nd, 2013 by Anna Garcia

Your AV (Microsoft Security Essentials) flagged up a computer threat stated as Rootkit.0Access.ED? Meet with lots of difficulties when dealing with Rootkit.0Access.ED? Your security programs can’t remove this bug? Still searching for a reliable solution to help you out? Please follow step-by-step removal instructions in this post.

Rootkit.0Access.ED Description

Type: Trojan horse
Alert level: Severe
Targeted OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Rootkit.0Access.ED is a foxy and stubborn infection. Normally, Rootkit.0Access.ED can attach to emails. When you open those emails, Rootkit.0Access.ED will install in your computer out of permission and awareness. There still are various transmission modes like social networks, corrupt web sites, unknown links, pop ups, free applications downloaded from the Internet, and so on. Once executed, Rootkit.0Access.ED will add new registry entries for running automatically and gain the admin privilege without consent. Then it could perform numerous of vicious actions by taking advantage of the system vulnerabilities made. What damage it could bring? How to clear up such a bug? r more details. Read the rest of this post »

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Remove Rootkit.MBR.Vrabber.A Step by Step (Useful Tips for Rootkit.MBR.Vrabber.A Removal)

Published February 25th, 2013 by Nick G. Raimund

Learn More About Rootkit.MBR.Vrabber.A Here:

Rootkit.MBR.Vrabber.A is a new kind of rootkit infection which is somehow looks like Trojan.Zeroaccess.B, Troj/Rootkit-KK and MBR:Alureon-K [Rtk]. But they are a little bit different because Troj/Rootkit-KK can spread via phony webpages that provide fake message. And it is always detected by a different anti-virus software. Users may get infected by this infection when they click on those unknown sites or open some spam emails.

From its name we caneasily know that Rootkit.MBR.Vrabber.A is dangerous to the system, it can mess up the whole system by changing some settings and opening backdoors to connect with remote hackers. The key part of a computer which is called MBR will be damaged by this infection and then your computer will be disabled. What’s worse, it will be risky for users losing their inportant data. Many internet users may find this Rootkit.MBR.Vrabber.A from their anti-virus programs, but the bad thing is the program can detect it just can not remove it. Users should remove Rootkit.MBR.Vrabber. Read the rest of this post »

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Got Infected with Rootkit.MBR.xpaj? How to Remove Rootkit.MBR Virus?

Published November 28th, 2012 by Bella Miller

Have you been exhausted in removing Rootkit.MBR.xpaj? Don’t have any clues on how to get rid of it since programs and tools that you have tried failed? This step-by-step guide can help you safely and quickly remove Rootkit.MBR.xpaj.

What Is Rootkit.MBR.xpaj?

Rootkit.MBR.xpaj is a dangerous threat that will exploit the MBR to launch itself automatically MBR (master boot record) every time you turn on the computer. And being a rootkit, Rootkit.MBR.xpaj can well conceal its existence and trace and thus roots deeply into the compromised system and survives from detection or removal. Furthermore, MBR will be overwritten or damaged; you will have to re-create it with skills. Rootkit.MBR.xpaj often come associated with other PC threats and will install more malwares to the infected PC. Besides, it will hide some of your files and you may have difficulties in running some programs and open regular sites. What is horrible, Rootkit.MBR.xpaj may open backdoor access to execute commands from remote attackers. As a result, confidential information, personal or financial related, could be stolen and used to get illegal benefit Read the rest of this post »

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How to Get Rid of ZeroAccess Rootkit Infection? ZeroAccess Rootkit Virus Removal Help

Published November 24th, 2012 by Bella Miller

How Bad Is ZeroAccess rootkit Virus?

ZeroAccess rootkit is an extremely severe threat that has been bothering many computer users. The reason that it takes so hard to remove ZeroAccess rootkit virus is that this virus is designed to be capable of hiding its presence by taking advantage of advanced rootkit techniques. ZeroAccess rootkit hides in the system with random codes and even disguises as system files and injects to processes, which explains why automatic removal tools fail to locate its infections and remove it once and for all. To completely get rid of ZeroAccess rootkit threat, you have to search for and terminate its malicious program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries completely one-by-one. Please follow the manual removal guide below to kick out ZeroAccess rootkit virus from your system now.

ZeroAccess rootkit gets into your system, may it be 32 and 64-bit, without your attention or agreement. It will make the computer sluggish even restart every few minutes. What is more, it acts as a sophisticated delivery platform and installs into the compromised system more other malwares and viruses, such as browser hijacker virus, annoying toolbars and add-ons, fake anti-virus, spyware, Trojans or worms. In worse case, ZeroAccess rootkit will endeavor to access your system kernel and modify the MBR (Master Boot Record) randomly and arbitrarily. If this is not fixed properly, you may end up losing access to the computer with a black or while screen. Therefore, if you don’t possess really good computer skills, you’d better not take the risk of crashing down system and lose precious data.  Read the rest of this post »

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