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February 13, 2015, 02:50:48 pm

Kathy_9

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Unknown Bootloader?
« on: February 13, 2015, 02:50:48 pm »
Could someone please look at my log and let me know if my system is clean?  I was working with a helper at DSLReports Forum and one of the steps in the cleanup process was to run RogueKiller.  Neither of us has come across the Unknown Bootloader before and was hoping you could help.

If you want to see what has been done so far here is a link to that thread http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r29822983-Virus-Windows-Control-Processor-Virus-Possibly-Conhost-

RogueKiller Log attached

Thanks,
Kathy

Reply #1February 13, 2015, 03:33:48 pm

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Re: Unknown Bootloader?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2015, 03:33:48 pm »
Hi Kathy,

Welcome to Adlice.com Forum.
I read the whole thread at DSLReports and this is indeed quite uncommon.

The MBR on your computer seems nonstandard.
Unknown MBRs are dumped into %programdata%/RogueKiller/debug/.

Please locate the file and attach it on your next post (you need to zip it first).

Regards.

Reply #2February 13, 2015, 03:46:12 pm

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2015, 03:46:12 pm »
I've attached the zipped file.  Thank you.

Reply #3February 13, 2015, 05:11:43 pm

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Re: Unknown Bootloader?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015, 05:11:43 pm »
Hi Kathy,

At first sight, the MBR and VBR codes are alright.
We will analyse them more throughly and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Regards.

Reply #4February 13, 2015, 05:18:30 pm

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2015, 05:18:30 pm »
Thanks very much.  I really appreciate the help.

Reply #5February 14, 2015, 05:48:43 pm

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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2015, 05:48:43 pm »
Curson,

I saw this post about HP and non-standard MBR's and thought I'd pass it along. 

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=83011.10;wap2

My computer is a HP Pavilion Elite HPE-310t .

Thanks,
Kathy

Reply #6February 16, 2015, 03:19:30 pm

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Re: Unknown Bootloader?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2015, 03:19:30 pm »
Hello
Your MBR/VBR are actually known by RK engine... Looks like a bug, either the engine crashed or wasn't loaded.

I'd suggest to retry with new version to compare results. New version should be released today.

Reply #7February 16, 2015, 04:01:48 pm

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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2015, 04:01:48 pm »
Thank you very much.  I will rescan with the new version when posted.  When I looked on the download page there were both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.  I'm going to assume I want the 64-bit version because that's what my PC is.  Does it matter which of the 64-bit versions I download?

Reply #8February 16, 2015, 04:06:32 pm

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Re: Unknown Bootloader?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2015, 04:06:32 pm »
In a general way, I'd say YES.
For this particular problem, NO :)

Your PC is clean anyway, that test is just if you're willing to help, that's up to you...

Reply #9February 16, 2015, 04:10:05 pm

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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2015, 04:10:05 pm »
Yes, I am willing to help.  You have put my mind at ease so that is the least I can do.  Just let me know which one you want me to test.

Thanks,
Kathy

Reply #10February 16, 2015, 05:18:25 pm

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Re: Unknown Bootloader?
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2015, 05:18:25 pm »
Hi Kathy,

Thanks for the feedback.
RogueKiller version 10.3.0.0 is out. Could you please give it a try to check if your MBR/VBR are now correctly recognized ?

Regards.

Reply #11February 16, 2015, 05:40:25 pm

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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2015, 05:40:25 pm »
New log attached.

Reply #12February 16, 2015, 09:09:54 pm

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Re: Unknown Bootloader?
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2015, 09:09:54 pm »
Hi Kathy,

We are unable to pinpoint why RogueKiller isn't able to properly recognize the MBR and VBR specifically on your system.
Anyway, as Tigzy stated, thoses are present in RogueKiller database and are therefore perfectly safe.

If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask.

Regards.

Reply #13February 16, 2015, 09:12:17 pm

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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2015, 09:12:17 pm »
Thank you both!!

Reply #14February 16, 2015, 10:32:33 pm

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Re: Unknown Bootloader?
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2015, 10:32:33 pm »
Hi Kathy,

You are very welcome.
All the best.