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[ SOLVED ] Updates made in Safe Mode dont stick

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Updates made in Safe Mode dont stick
« on: June 13, 2018, 07:03:58 AM »
 

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Hello i'm trying to migrate away from ManjaroLinux because i received a humongo root-kit which i fear reaches into my BIOS.

I am able to use the ISO to install an image, do configuration, and whatever else my heart desires, even checking the HDD -var, -lib and -bin folders to make sure my changes have taken effect, during Live/Safe Mode, however all my changes get reverted (I'm staring at a black screen for 7 minutes...) before i get to the logon screen.

i cannot make any of my changes or updates stick.

How can i be sure i am not writing to my RAMDISK ??

The rootkit owns 2 of my CPU computing cores: htop tells me i'm using 2% of my computing resources, however my cpu fan is whirring loud enough to cut blades of grass i might be compelled to hurl into the vents. This malware runs on linux. The days of my feeling safe about any OS are over. If you're not using an API renaming system, on a heterogenous ie non-derivative Kernel, and a THEOREM PROVER such as Isabelle or HOL to verify the correctness of an operating system-- along with some form of AI just to keep up the patch releases then..goodbye Linux. Hello Microsoft. Please hire me because atleast i know i dont know what i'm doing :(

Last Edit: June 13, 2018, 11:06:53 AM by ahs
 


Re: Updates made in Safe Mode dont stick
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 10:01:20 AM »
 

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Rootkits like you refer to are usually kernel specific. Install a newer kernel to the system with the rootkit, and then track it down and remove whatever components you can locate along with the old kernel.

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Last Edit: June 13, 2018, 10:03:24 AM by trinidad
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