hacktool. rootkit virus has infected ms directx

  BEV 15:07 28 Mar 2005
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hacktool. rootkit virus has infected msdirectx.sys file and I can't quaranteen and I'm not sure if I delete file my system will still work? I have tried several restores from recovery points but this just gets so far then stops. I have install Service pack 2 since aquiring the virus and prehaps this is preventing system restore!!

Any suggestions as I'm getting very haressed!

Bev

  Jaymz87 15:32 28 Mar 2005

you can safely delete this file, as it is not an actual system file.

you may have to go into safe mode for it to allow you to delete it though. (press F8 during bootup and select Safe Mode from the list)

  BEV 15:49 28 Mar 2005

I have deleted this file on all user account in docs/settings however after restarting the file has returned!!

  GANDALF <|:-)> 16:05 28 Mar 2005

Turn off system restore, update your AV and run a full scan. All AV's should be able to detect this virus as it is an old one. Run Microsoft antispy click here and delete all it finds. Then run Ccleaner from click here and delete all it finds. You can also manually delete the 'infected' file as well. Reboot, turn system restore back on and set a restore point.

G

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