Just to expand on what SubSkip has posted.

Download Bootkit Remover to your Desktop.

  • You then need to extract the remover.exe file from the RAR using a program capable of extracting RAR compressed files. If you don't have an extraction program, you can use 7-Zip: http://www.7-zip.org/
  • After extracting remover.exe to your Desktop, double-click on remover.exe to run the program (Vista/7 users,right click on remover.exe and click Run As Administrator.
  • It will show a Black screen with some data on it.
  • Right click on the screen and click Select All.
  • Press CTRL+C
  • Open a Notepad and press CTRL+V
  • Post the output back here.


I am having the same problem and I have followed your directions in downloading and running program mentioned above. The following is the output from Bootkit Remover:

Bootkit Remover version
(c) 2009 eSage Lab

\\.\C: -> \\.\PhysicalDrive0
MD5: b19ee33a0168d5f0bb9afbe12e2bc035

Size Device Name MBR Status
74 GB \\.\PhysicalDrive0 Unknown boot code

Unknown boot code has been found on some of your physical disks.
To inspect the boot code manually, dump the master boot sector:
remover.exe dump <device_name> [output_file]
To disinfect the master boot sector, use the following command:
remover.exe fix <device_name>

Press any key to quit...

What is my next move? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Open Notepad
Copy and paste following text into Notepad:

START remover.exe fix \\.\PhysicalDrive0

Go FILE > SAVE AS and in the dropdown box select SAVE AS TYPE to ALL FILES
Then in the FILE NAME box type fix.bat.
Save fix.bat to your Desktop.

Run fix.bat by double clicking.
You may see a black box appear; this is normal.

When done, run remover.exe again and post its output.


crunchie, thanks for your reply. This is the new Remover output:

Bootkit Remover version
(c) 2009 eSage Lab

\\.\C: -> \\.\PhysicalDrive0
MD5: 6def5ffcbcdbdb4082f1015625e597bd

Size Device Name MBR Status
74 GB \\.\PhysicalDrive0 OK (DOS/Win32 Boot code found)

Press any key to quit...


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