backup. Also, some rootkit has the ability to modify MBR.
Basically done all searches with numerous software scans, and nothing is no longer detected. Could of just been a temp thing with AVG!
I don't know much about this virus but generally, you can restart your computer, and go to Safe Mode, and from Safe Mode download Microsoft's Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware--Yes, you can use the trial--and run them one by one.--The order doesn't matter, just don't run them at the same time.--After they are done delete anything that appears on both MSE and MAM. Then power it off and back on, and see if it is gone. My father taught me this.
I did an AVG root-scan last night. It picked up 20 'Inline hook ntoskrnl.exe' threats. I did a fresh install and kept my files of Windows 10, did a scan and it was fine. Now, it's found one again! Getting pissed off with this. No idea if it's a false positive etc, and has something to do with the recent 1607 update!
Now after another reboot, I've got 20 odd again! I mean, what the ****?!!
Doing a Google search it looks like a lot of people are encountering this problem with AVG. You may wish to peruse these posts in the AVG forums.
AVG ntoskrnl.exe hook
By fresh install do you mean a refresh? If that's the case, there could still be problems.
Did you run any of the other scanners and what were the results they showed? It might be a good idea to post this in the AVG forums to confirm if it is a false positive or not. Look through the various posts on the AVG forum before posting & see if this is a known issue. If not, you may wish to consider a clean install.
Yeah. I've Googled too about it. But nothing too concrete about it though. I've just happened to of asked on the AVG forums. Waiting any responses. I've just done a second install of Windows. This time I went with deleting everything. Why did some minor things remain though? Once upon a time, I use to be able to format older Windows, and reinstall that way. I've yet to reinstall AVG at moment. Kind of worried about it detecting again. I'm doing another Malwarebytes scan, and it seems fine so far again. It's only AVG that's detecting this anomaly. I'd feel better if someone else on here had AVG and the same thing. My computer is running fine as well.
Hope this clarifies a bit,
Did you wipe the drive completely before installing Windows? Like I mentioned, some rootkits/malware can survive a re-install. Have a look at the link below, 4 of these tools are free. If after wiping the drive & installing AVG you still get hits on the radar, there are 2 possibilities. One or more of your personal files that you may be importing back on the OS are infected with malware, or it's a false positive.
See what the AVG forum has to say & if possible, scan any files you have archived on another drive/disk or FD that you plan to reintroduce to your OS with Malwarebytes or SuperAntiSpyware portable edition.
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I wasn't sure how to wipe the hard drive completely. I just chose to install Windows and not keep any of my files. Even though a few folders still remained! The chances are it's an error with AVG. Some other guy had a similar thing on the AVG forums. Though he said his disappeared after a reboot or something. Surely if it was something bad, then MRT, Windows Defender & Malwarebytes would detect it or something also??