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Running GMER to detect rootkits

Discussion in 'Malware Removal FAQ' started by chaslang, Apr 6, 2007.

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  1. chaslang

    chaslang MajorGeeks Admin - Master Malware Expert Staff Member

    Please download GMER and save it to your desktop:
    • Unzip (extract) it to your desktop.
    • Disconnect from Internet and close all running programs.
    • There is a small chance this application may crash your computer so save any work you have open.
    • Double-click gmer.exe to run it.
    • Let the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
    • If it gives you a warning at program start about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run a scan... click NO.
    • Click the Rootkit tab.
    • Make sure all the boxes on the right of the screen are checked, EXCEPT for "Show All".
    • Then click the Scan button. Wait for the scan to finish.
    • Once done, click the Copy button.
    • This will copy the results to the clipboard. Open Notepad and press CTRL + V to paste the log, and save it to your desktop. Attach this log to your next reply.
    NOTE: If you're having problems with running gmer.exe, try it in Safe Mode. This tool works in Safe Mode whereas many other rootkit revealers do not.
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