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what if rootkit finds more than 1 .sys file?

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Hello and Welcome to the Malwarebytes' Malware Removal forum.

An antirootkit program or detector, can flag multiple SYS files, but some or even many of them, may be legitimate drivers.

Please read HJT topic


Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune

  • Close Internet Explorer and any other open browsers
  • Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use Firefox browser

  • Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click

  • No at the prompt.

If you use Opera browser

  • Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.


Next, download this Antirootkit Program to a folder that you create such as C:\ARK, by choosing the "Download EXE" button on the webpage.

Disable the active protection component of your antivirus and antispyware programs by following the directions that apply here:


Next, please perform a rootkit scan:

  • Double-click the randomly name EXE located in the C:\ARK folder that you just downloaded to run the program.
  • When the program opens, it will automatically initiate a very fast scan of common rootkit hiding places.
  • When the scan is finished (a few seconds, click the Rootkit/Malware tab,and then select the Scan button.
  • Leave your system completely idle while this longer scan is in progress.
  • When the scan is done, save the scan log to the Windows clipboard
  • Open Notepad or a similar text editor
  • Paste the clipboard contents into a text file by clicking Edit | Paste or Ctl V
  • Exit the Program
  • Save the Scan log as ARK.txt and post it in your next reply. If the log is very long attach it please.

Relaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM)

  • Click the Update tab and Check for Updates- then wait for MBAM to update
  • Click the Scanner tab, and select Perform Quick scan, then click Scan.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK -> Show Results to view the scan results.
  • Check all items found, and then choose the 'Remove Selected' option to move the selected items to the quarantine.
  • When the scan is done, a log will open in Notepad with the scan results.
  • Please post the results in your next reply.


Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here


Disable any script blocking programs you may have installed (such as Norton script blocking), and then double-click dss.scr to run the tool.

  • When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
    • DDS.txt
    • Attach.txt

    [*]Save both reports to your desktop

    [*]Please copy and paste both logs into your next reply,

To sum it up, I need to see:

1. ARK.txt

2. An updated MBAM log

3. A HJT log

4. DDS - DDS.txt & Attach.txt posted in your reply - not attached

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