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It is impossible to detect kernel modifications from inside the system. Whatever rootkit detector you use, the rootkit can be programmed to lie to it. If someone controls your kernel, then they control your system, not you, end of story. GMER suffers from that flaw too, it is intrinsic in the operating principle: it only finds rootkits that aren't good at ...


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"Absolute persistence technology is built into the BIOS or firmware of a device during the manufacturing process." So, in addition to removing the agent, you will need to flash the BIOS or firmware of the device, with a version without the technology. Since "core boot is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS (firmware) found in ...


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In general, restoring from a clean backup will wipe out any malware you have. However, there are rare exceptions. Malware can install itself in your computer's BIOS, in which case it will persist through anything but a BIOS flash (and if it can sabotage the flash process, it can survive even that). BIOS-infecting viruses are extremely rare, though, ...



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