Tips To Detect And Remove Rootkit

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Heard about Rootkit but don't know where it is different from viruses? Well, Rootkit is another notorious malware that infect the computer and create hindrance so that the users can not enjoy safe computing. To deal with this malicious object, you may get help from a virus removal support provider. Read this article and get familiarize with Rootkit and learn how to remove this.

Let's take a look at what is Rootkit. This is a sneaky malware that infect millions of computers. These programs are very difficult to detect and it is equally difficult to remove. A Rootkit is a software package, which is injected into your computer via the Internet; USB flash drives; CD/DVDs of data, etc. Typically, a Rootkit-laden software package is not harmful. It just sits on the hard drive of the PC. When the software is "run" or executed then only the PC gets damaged.

Sometimes, the Rootkit appears to be some useful program and after downloading the program if whenever the user program or the application is installed then the macro starts executing the payload package. To block Rootkit and other malwares, you should turn off the "auto-run macro" feature of any software applications that come with this facility.

If you are new to the domain of computer you might not be aware of the harmful activities that Rootkit does. It could do various sneaky things. Different services could be started in RAM by a Rootkit. And it also hides all these activities and they will not be displayed in Windows Task Manager or by any another application that monitors services. If your computer gets infested by this malware, then you could be a victim of Keystroke logging, password stealing, and spam spewing. And all these will happen without your information and knowledge.

So, how to remove Rootkit? Removing Rootkit is one of the most difficult tasks. You should backup all data files from your computer and reformat the hard drive, and then reinstall the operating system and other applications. Even you can also restore your PC to an earlier state before an infection. You can also consider a Rootkit removal utility in this regard. There are more than a few free and paid applications available.

Let's take a look at some of the good programs that are highly acclaimed for detecting and removing Rootkit. F-Secure Blacklight is a well known name. This Rootkit detector finds the objects that the users and security tools can not find. The application examines the computer gives the option to remove any and all types of nasty malware or Rootkit present on your PC.

Trend Micro Rootkit Buster is another popular name. The application scans the hidden files, registry entries, active processes, driver software, on your computer and removes all infections. The application is so powerful that it can even detect Master Boot Record Rootkit too. When it comes to getting an advanced Rootkit detection program, Sophos Anti-Rootkit is also a notable name. Its friendly graphical interface or the command line makes it easier for the users to operate. 

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