And am asking for help. Also have some information that those experts out there might find interesting. This particular critter I am dealing with sounds like it is related to the sinowal rootkit, and other boot sector types. However it has some qualities that I have not seen reported anywhere else yet.
The problem I am having with it is thus. I have uninstalled all oses on all three of my infected computers, completely zeroed out the drives and reformatted with a slow deep format, only to have the same virus show up BEFORE i even finish the new installation procedure. The other particularly nice thing about this bug is that it works in my sabian linux as well as xp, vista, or OSx. Hows that for a good time? Since i noticed its presence, (much to late to keep all three computers from infecting eachother, (through bootable usb flash drives I think)) I have tried everything I can think of to remove this hijacker, including the fixbmr method, reflashing both machine code bios and video card bios, and nothing seems to work. I am completely at a loss. Borrowing a friends computer right now to write this, and even were I at home, I would have no os to do a scan of. I will try to get some logs and repost them. I have had some interesting ones, believe me. If nothing else, I would like some advice on weather I can salvage any components from these machines, as they were all very nice. Any advice, actually would be welcome, and I am sorry about the logs. I will try to post them later. I have a usb flash disk packed full of these ugly buggers if someone would like a sample to test. Please help me if you can.
ok, I finally managed to get them after wrestling with it all night. I hope you know how hard it can be to do things when you have something fighting with you the whole time. It likes to turn off the mouse and keyboard on me, and other such tricks. Just out of curiosity, has anyone heard of such a sophisticated rootkit as this before? Cross platform? Possibly hardware resident? Its pretty scary. I hope I am wrong about all of that, because the ramifications are pretty scary. Anyway, here are my logs. They don't even look like much, not to me anyway. Please don't tell me you don't see anything wrong. If a more detailed description of the problem is needed, just ask. Ill write a essay. Thanks in advance for any and all time you might invest on this. Sorry for the semi bad attitude. Its been a long frustrating, ....well week actually. thanks again.
Ps.... I think I managed to update avz before the scan, but Im not 100 percent sure....let me know what else I can do