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Malwarebytes’ Anti-Rootkit Tutorial

 

Did you know the term ‘malware’ refers to more than just viruses and worms? Did you know that there are types of malware that infect your system at so deep a level that the operating system doesn’t even realize they are there? Did you know that some malware could make the files, services and running processes associated with its operations invisible? This kind of malware is known as a rootkit and it is a serious problem in today’s computer security world.  Many antivirus solutions have a hard time even detecting rootkit activity, let alone removing it.  To answer the call in the fight against rootkits, Malwarebytes has taken up arms and introduced a new soldier in the cyber-war. Meet Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit.

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Disclaimer

This is beta software, for consumer and approved partner use only, use at your own risk, and by proceeding you are agreeing
to the terms of our license agreement, enclosed as “License.rtf”.

All Beta versions are non-final products. Malwarebytes does not guarantee the absence of errors which might lead to interruption
in normal computer operations or data loss. Precautions should be taken. The types of infections targeted by Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit can be very difficult to remove. Please be sure you have any valued data backed up before proceeding, just as a precaution.

While we encourage and invite participation, Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA users run the tool at their own risk. Malwarebytes bears
no responsibility for issues that may arise during use of this tool, however all reasonable efforts will be made by Malwarebytes to
assist in recovery should the need arise.

If you continue experiencing problems or MBAR fails to completely detect and remove a rootkit from your system
then please contact us by filling out the form HERE

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MBAR has the ability to target rootkits that belong to the following families or that use the following rootkit technologies:

  • Kernel mode drivers hiding themselves, like TDL1, TDL2/TDSS, MaxSS, Srizbi, Necurs, Cutwail, etc.
  • Kernel mode driver patchers/infectors, embedding malicious code into core files of an Operating System, such as TDL3, ZeroAccess, Rloader, etc.
  • Master Boot Record infectors such as TDL4, Mebroot/Sinowal, MoastBoot, Yurn, Pihar, etc.
  • Volume Boot Record/OS Bootstrap infectors like Cidox
  • Disk Partition table infectors like SST/Alureon
  • User mode patchers/infectors like ZeroAccess.

 

3 Steps prior to using any Rootkit tool:

No.1 Create a New Restore point(Mbar also create’s a new restore point, but better safe than sorry)
No.2 Back-up your registry with EURNT
No.3 Do a normal back-up of your system

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit    HERE

No.1 Download the ZIP file containing the MBAR files from the link above.

No.2 Save the ZIP file and double click it to open it.

No.3 Extract/Copy the “mbar” to your hard drive; you could put it on the Desktop or just in your root drive like “C:\” it does not
really matter.

No. 4 I recommend you check out the “ReadMe.rtf” file for information on usage instructions and advanced command line parameters
available for the tool in addition to the End-user License Agreement (EULA). It is a very useful resource for using this tool or
if you want to learn even more about what it is capable of.

No.5 To use Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit simply click on the “mbar.exe” icon. MBAR does not require installation like
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware does and can be used as soon as the files are extracted. If you are using Windows 7 or above,
make sure to allow mbar.exe to use administrative privileges when prompted.

No. 6 Once executed, MBAR will present you with a graphic interface and an introduction about the product and informs you
about the licensing of the tool. To continue, press “Next”.

Mbar 1

No. 7 Next, you are presented with the “Update” interface, which allows you to download the most current definitions from our
Anti-Malware servers to be used to scan the system for rootkits. Click “Update” to download the newest database then click “Next
once it completes the update.

Mbar 2

No. 8 You should now be at the “Scan System” interface; this is where you will allow MBAR to search your system for rootkit activity.
To perform the most complete scan, make sure that the “Scan Targets” are set to all possible options (Drivers/Sectors/System).
Then click “Scan” when you are ready.

Mbar 3

No. 9 Once the scan is complete, MBAR will inform you if it has detected any malware and will advise to you to clean your system.
It also has a “Create Restore Point” option that we highly recommend you select in case something goes wrong with the removal of
the rootkits.

MBAR 6

No. 10 After the restore point is created and the rootkit cleanup is scheduled, you will receive a prompt asking for a reboot of your
system. Select “yes” to reboot your system and clean the rootkits.

MBAR 7

No. 11 After your reboot, you should run MBAR again to ensure that all infections have been removed from the system.

Mbar 4

No. 12 Once you are rootkit free, in order to ensure that any damage done by removing the rootkit is repaired,
you should run the “fixdamage.exe” application, located in the same MBAR directory as “mbar.exe

No. 13 Clicking on “fixdamage.exe” will open the console application and request confirmation to apply any fixes
to the operating system. Input “Y” to being the fix.

Mbar 5

No. 14  After the fix is complete, it will request you to restart the system again.

No. 15   Run a Quick Scan with Mbam to remove any additional malware

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Posted December 17, 2012 by Wide Glide in Malwarebytes' Antimalware

BitDefender 2012

 

BitDefender 2012

Setting Exclusions for Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware in Bitdefender 2012 Products:

  • Open Bitdefender
  • Click Settings
  • Click on Antivirus on the left, then click on the Exclusions near the top
  • Click on the toggle bar for the optionActivate exclusions for files so that it switches from OFF to ON
  • Click Excluded files and folders below the aforementioned toggle bar to add a new exclusion
  • Click Add then on the new window click Browse
  • Click the + next to My Computer or Computer
  • Click the + next to C:
  • Click the + next to Program Files Note: In 64 bit Windows versions this will be C:\Program Files (x86)
  • Click once on Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and click on OK
  • Repeat steps 6-8 and then click the + next to Windows
  • Click the + next to System32
  • Click the + next to drivers
  • Click once on mbam.sys and click on OK
  • Do the same for the following file:
  • Click OK
  • Click Firewall on the left
  • Click Advanced near the top
  • Click Application Rules
  • Click Add Rule
  • At the top, click Browse
  • Using steps 7-9, navigate to the Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware folder and select the following files and click Open:
    • mbam.exe
  • Put a checkmark next to the following network types:
    • Trusted
    • Home/Office
    • Public
  • Click OK
  • Repeat steps 20-24 for the following files:
    • mbamgui.exe
    • mbamservice.exe
  • Ensure that all three rules are now listed, then click Close
  • To close Bitdefender, click the minus button at the upper right hand corner

Setting Exclusions for Bitdefender 2012 Products in Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware:

  • Open Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and click on the Ignore List tab
  • Click the Add button on the lower left
  • In the small browse window that opens, navigate to C:\Program Files and click once on Bitdefender and click OK
  • Click the Add button on the lower left
  • In the small browse window that opens, navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files and click once on Bitdefender and click OK
  • Close Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware

Posted December 12, 2012 by Wide Glide in Malwarebytes' Antimalware

McAfee Total Protection 2011

McAfee Total Protection 2011

Set Exclusions for Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware in McAfee Total Protection 2011:

  • Open McAfee and click on Navigation in the upper right hand corner.
  • Click on Firewall located under Features.
  • Click on Program Permissions and wait for the list to populate.
  • Click the Add button and then click browser.
  • Add the following files to the firewall with full access:
  • Note: On 64 bit Windows versions these files will be located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
    • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
    • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
  • Click OK
  • Close the McAfee main window and restart your computer.

Set Exclusions for McAfee Total Protection 2011 in Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware:

  • Open Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and click on the Ignore List tab
  • Click the Add button on the lower left
  • In the small browse window that opens, navigate to C:\Program Files and click once on McAfee and click OK.
  • Click the Add button on the lower left
  • In the small browse window that opens, navigate to C:\Program Files and click once on McAfee.com and click OK.
  • Click on the Add button on the lower left
  • In the small browse window that opens, navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files and click once on McAfee and click OK.
    Note: For 64 bit Windows versions these folders will be in C:\Program Files (x86)
  • Close Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware

Posted December 12, 2012 by Wide Glide in Malwarebytes' Antimalware

Trend Micro Titanium Max 3.1.1109

 

Trend Micro Titanium Max 3.1.1109

Set Exclusions for Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware in Trend Micro Titanium Max 3.1.1109:

  • Open Trend Micro and click on the Settings button at the bottom of the main menu (looks like a small cog/wheel).
  • Click on Exception List from the list on the side panel, and then select Programs/Folders.
  • Add the following items.
    • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware Note: On 64 bit Windows versions this will be C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
    • C:\Windows\System 32\Drivers\mbam.sys
  • Once that is complete, click the apply button.
  • Now click on websites and click the add button and then add the Malwarebytes update domain.
    • data-cdn.mbamupdates.org
  • Click the Apply button and then Restart the computer.

Set Exclusions for Trend Micro Titanium Max 3.1.1109 in Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware:

  • Open Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and click on the Ignore List tab
  • Click the Add button on the lower left
  • In the small browse window that opens, navigate to C:\Program Files and click once on Trend Micro and click OK.
    Note: For 64 bit Windows versions this will be C:\Program Files (x86)
  • Close Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware

Posted December 12, 2012 by Wide Glide in Malwarebytes' Antimalware

Panda Global Protection 2012

 

Panda Global Protection 2012

Set Exclusions for Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware in Panda Global Protection 2012:

  • Open Panda and click on Settings under the Protection section on the left hand side.
  • Click on Settings under the Threats to detect and Exclude section.
  • Click the Files tab and then click the Add button on this tab.
  • In the browse window that opens navigate to C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware Note: On 64 bit Windows versions this will be C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
  • Double-click on mbam.exe to add it to the exclusions.
  • Do the same for each of the following:
    • mbamgui.exe
    • mbamservice.exe
  • Then navigate to C:\Windows\System32\drivers
  • Double-click on mbam.sys to add it to the exclusions.
  • Once that is complete, click on OK to close the exclusions window.
  • Now click the Firewall tab located on the left hand side.
  • Under the Rules section, click the Top settings button next to “You can specific which programs can access the.”
  • A new window will open that has a list of the applications that have attempted to access the internet and how the program is allowing access.
    • Malwarebytes should be on this list.
    • If it is not, then you can add it by clicking the Add button.
  • Set the access to Allow Inbound and Outbound traffic and then click the OK button which will take you back to the Settings page.
  • Click on Apply at the bottom of the Settings window then click on OK
  • Close the Panda main window and restart your computer.

Set Exclusions for Panda Global Protection 2012 in Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware:

  • Open Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and click on the Ignore List tab
  • Click the Add button on the lower left
  • In the small browse window that opens, navigate to C:\Program Files and click once on Panda Security and click OK
    Note: For 64 bit Windows versions this will be C:\Program Files (x86)
  • Close Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware

Posted December 12, 2012 by Wide Glide in Malwarebytes' Antimalware

Avira

 

Avira:

Set Exclusions for Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware in Avira on 32 bit Windows Versions:

  • Open Avira and click on Local Protection on the left
  • Click on Realtime Protection
  • Click on Configuration on the upper right
  • Click the checkbox next to Expert mode on the upper left so that it is checked
  • Under Guard, click the + next to Scan to expand the list
  • Click on Exceptions
  • Under Processes to be omitted by the Guard click the  button next to the blank white box
  • In the browse window that opens, navigate to C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
  • Double-click on mbam.exe then click the Add button
  • Repeat steps 7-9 for the following files:
    • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
    • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
  • Click on Apply
  • Close Avira‘s window

Set Exclusions for Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware in Avira on 64 bit Windows Versions:

  • Open Avira and click on Local Protection on the left
  • Click on Realtime Protection
  • Click on Configuration on the upper right
  • Click the checkbox next to Expert mode on the upper left so that it is checked
  • Under Guard, click the + next to Scan to expand the list
  • Click on Exceptions
  • Under Processes to be omitted by the Guard click the  button next to the blank white box
  • In the browse window that opens, navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
  • Double-click on mbam.exe then click the Add button
  • Repeat steps 7-9 for the following files:
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
  • Click on Apply
  • Close Avira‘s window

Set Exclusions for Avira in Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware:

  • Open Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and click on the Ignore List tab
  • Click the Add button on the lower left
  • In the small browse window that opens, navigate to C:\Program Files and click once on Avira and click OK
  • Close Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware

Posted December 12, 2012 by Wide Glide in Malwarebytes' Antimalware

Avast! 6 (all consumer versions)

Avast! 6/7 and 8 (all consumer versions):

Set Exclusions for Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware in Avast! Antivirus 6 (Free, Pro and Internet Security):

  • Open Avast! antivirus and click on REAL-TIME SHIELDS on the left ( Version 8, click Security )
  • Click on File System Shield on the left and click on Expert Settings ( version 8, click Settings )
  • Click the Exclusions section
  • Click on Browse (version 7 & 8, click Add first) next to the blank entry at the bottom of the list (this will be the only entry if no other exclusions have been set yet)
  • In the Select the areas window click on the + next to C:
  • Click the + next to Program Files Note: For 64 bit Windows versions this will be Program Files (x86)
  • Click the box next to Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and click on OK
  • Click OK again
  • Click on Web Shield on the left and click Expert Settings
  • Click on Exclusions and check the box next to URLs to exclude:
  • Type or copy/paste the following address:*.mbamupdates.com

Also, for Avast! Internet Security and Avast Free:

  • Click on OK
  • Click on Behavior Shield on the left and click Expert Settings
  • Click on Trusted Processes
  • Click on Browse (version 7 & 8, click Add first ) next to the blank entry at the bottom of the list (this will be the only entry if no other exclusions have been set yet)
  • Navigate to C:Program Files\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and click once on mbam.exe and click Open Note: For 64 bit Windows versions this will be Program Files (x86)
  • Do the same for the following files:
    • mbamgui.exe
    • mbamservice.exe
    • mbamscheduler.exe
  • Click on OK
  • Close Avast! antivirus

Set Exclusions for Avast! Antivirus Free, Pro and Internet Security in Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware:

  • Open Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and click on the Ignore List tab
  • Click on the Add button on the lower left
  • In the small browse window that opens, navigate to C:\Program Files and click once on avast software and click on OK
  • Close Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware

Posted December 12, 2012 by Wide Glide in Malwarebytes' Antimalware

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