What’s the most effective rootkit detector/remover?

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Backup
Rootkit
Security
My computer has a rootkit that I have been attempting to remove for months. It was accidentally shut-down unexpectedly and my registry was deleted, and it won’t boot. None of my Windows Recovery options work. I have an external HD with Western Digital backup in it. I don’t know how recent the backup is, but I have tried to restore the OS with a System Image I have, but it didn’t work. I am desperate!

Software/Hardware used:
ASUS Notebook, Windows 8.1

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Check out the Microsoft repair disk article HERE. It’s written for Win7 but may help you try and get your system up and running from your USB drive. If using Win10 try this LINK, it might help.

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  • ToddN2000
    If you can get you system to boot in safe mode, try that and Hitman Pro is a good tool you can use. If you can't boot still, you may want to try booting to DOS mode. You might find a tool that will run under DOS and repair your system.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    First take all necessary backups though it is virus effected. Download MWAV (a free tool) and boot the system in safe mode and run MWAV with full scan option on all drives. It will take time. After scanning/cleaning again run the same antivirus as explained above. Now run the same tool on your backups. It may be helpful.
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