Rootkit Causes Windows Not To Boot – Freezes at Windows Load Screen

Hi Guys,  just an FYI here.  I’ve had 3 rootkits this week that prevent Windows 7 from loading.  Basically when you start the PC Windows starts to load and then freezes on Windows screen (black background, before the colored spinning balls).

This is easy to resolve.  Just download the latest Kaspersky Rescue Disk, burn the ISO or create the bootable USB stick.  Boot the PC from the Kaspersky Rescue Disk, update it (via a wired or wireless connection) and then scan the entire C drive as well as Disk Boot Sectors.  

After the scan is complete Kaspersky will allow you to disinfect, delete or quarantine any malware found.  Here is the order I always try to choose:

  1. Disinfect
  2. Quarantine
  3. Delete

Reboot the PC after the malware has been removed.  Follow up with a Malwarebytes scan.

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