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RE: Help, possible rootkit
From: "ISNYC" <admin () infosecnyc com>
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 14:24:37 -0400

I wouldnt run detection tools from the OS, use a BootCD.

Pref: FIRE or Knoppix/Knoppix-STD

FIRE by DMZ Services Inc.

Knoppix STD 0.1

KNOPPIX Bootable Linux CD

Good Luck,
Dominick S.

-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com
[mailto:full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com] On Behalf Of BillyBob
Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2004 12:05 PM
To: Full Disclosure
Subject: [Full-disclosure] Help, possible rootkit

I have noticed that my XP system is behaving like I have a rootkit.

- My mouse is jumpy (it freezes for a second when I move it around the
desktop) and the minimized Taskmanager in the systray shows I have around 25
- 30 % usage, but when I open it, there is no process listed using this
- I did a netstat, fport, openports and none of these show that I have any
odd ports open or any connections established.
- even when I disconnect from the Internet these symptoms do not stop.  They
stop if I reboot, but then start again.

I have ran VICE, Klister, PatchFinder and RkDetect from rootkit.com and they
could not find anything.

Any more suggestions ?
Any more rootkit finding tools for Windows ?


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