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Ok so I downloaded a codec called K_L(something more), I was attempting to use it to get sony vegas to accept avi files and then after installing 90% of my files were deleted and my system was wrecked... does this sound like a rootkit?

Oh well my 160gb back up HDD was infected with it and I can't be bothered to reinstall the OS so I will probably just wait for my main 1TB drive to arrive. Just for my peace of mind, a rootkit is only stored on the HDD correct(sounds really stupid but I just wanted to know if it can stay anywhere else).

Also, I have changed the password on my main email just to make sure it doesn't get hacked.
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Klite codec? where did you download it from? I do not believe a root kit can infect hardware, so i think you'll be good.
    
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Klite codec? where did you download it from? I do not believe a root kit can infect hardware, so i think you'll be good.
I think it was Klite and it was the first one found through google, it could have been that or any of the things I downloaded previous to that, these include.

CCCP(another codec)
Sony Vegas 10

I am unsure on what gave it to me but the messages about the rootkit started to come up after installing Klite(I think).
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Honestly, if you torrented the Sony Vegas10, then i'd bet the farm thats where you got the malware.
    
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Honestly, if you torrented the Sony Vegas10, then i'd bet the farm thats where you got the malware.
See well the effects of the rootkit only came after installing Klite, I suspect I just got a bad file...
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sounds more like a hard drive going out on the fritz than a root kit.

also typing in and dling random stuff without checking into google is generally not a good idea. At most you might wanna go to their official site for the files: http://www.codecguide.com/index.html
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Rootkits are not destruction agents. They are written with the intention to be passive by nature for remote exploitation. Trojans are applications that hide their true identity and disguise themselves as unobtrusive files. If you did download a rouge application that wrecked your drive it wasn't a rootkit.
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