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  1. Correct. I said nothing about it being a rootkit. The purpose behine that post was to point out SAS missed it completely. In the order of fairness so did combofix. Anyone know how to remove it?
  2. Unfortunately I have had to clean this one remotely with ComboFix but the rootkit/malware has a name. Antimalware Doctor.
  3. OK I will give that a try next one I get in and you are right it is just a matter of inconvience. The simple fix has been to hit it with ComboFix to clean it up. It only takes a couple of minutes. I am very glad to hear SAS does rootkits. It is the fact that it continually misses this one that gave me a concern.
  4. The term "rootkit" is not meaningless. It is a completely different subset of malware in itself. "A rootkit is a software system that consists of one or more programs designed to obscure the fact that the system has been compromised. ..." and CF showing a rootkit infection is not notmal. It does not pop up unless a true rootkit is detected on the computer. Rootkits are hidden from everything. One way or the other SAS has a real problem with rootkits. SAS will report the computer being clean even though these rootkits still exist and the system is still infected. SAS misses the rootkits completely.
  5. I am going to have to agree with EvanJM. I have been using SAS for years and am actually a reseller. I think the one thing that bothers me the most about SAS is the lack of rootkit detection. I get infected computers in all the time and the first thing I do is put SAS Pro on them and do a full scan. It doesn't fix the infection. It says it has removed all the infections but the computer is still infected. FakeAV. The fix has always been Combofix. Combofix immediately pops up with a message that it has detected a rootkit and in-turn cleans it. SAS missed it completely. This has happened on several occassions. In looking through the SAS options rootlits are not mentioned. Was SAS designed to detect rootkits? Please don't get me wrong. I love SAS and wouldn't trade it for the universe. It just needs to detect rootkits...
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