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by oiptoner / August 19, 2008 4:29 AM PDT

Ran Webroot Spysweeper and it identified a possible rootkit virus identified as a system moniter...H9GUFF6. Did a quarantine and then re-ran Webroot and the same item came up. Did a rootkit scan with Panda and Trend Micro and they show nothing. Any suggestions on what to do next? Which programs do I believe? Thanks.

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Have a look at this thread......
by Marianna Schmudlach / August 19, 2008 4:41 AM PDT
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H9GUFF6 Possible False Postive?
by Carol~ Moderator / August 19, 2008 7:40 AM PDT
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Jeff..

Does Spy Sweeper read, "Potential rootkit-masked files H9GUFFP6"? A couple of Spy Sweeper users, reported the same detection at the forum below. In their cases, no other scanners detected it, so they posted a HijackThis log to be sure. In both instances, it was said to be a false positive. In the first link, see where the administrator writes in the second post, "H9GUFFP6 is a false positive from SpySweeper".

http://www.suggestafix.com/index.php?showtopic=25869

This was reported as recently as last month.

http://www.suggestafix.com/index.php?s=cd912de968889fe98f6df00c0d35391e&showtopic=30635&mode=linear

In the 6th post in the thread just above, the user received an email from Webroot which said, "Your system is free of spyware. The files detected by the RootKit Detection are legitimate and pose no security threat to your system. Spy Sweeper's "potentially rootkit-masked files" detection is not definition based, it is essentially looking for discrepancies between what Windows sees and what is actually on disk. It will from time to time detect harmless files. Click 'Options' > 'Always Apply' > hightlight the rootkit detection and click 'Always Ignore.' Thanks!"

I don't know if the above will ease your mind any, but it's worth considering, if no other rootkit scanners detect it.

Best of luck..
Carol

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