Rootkits are programs designed to hide malicious activity on a compromised computer by hiding files, processes or registry entries.

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how to stop a driver from running - it self protected and rootkit hidden

I have this serous problem For the first time I can not stop a program from running. Something is on one laptop computer that is run as system legacy driver, and self protected and hidden on ...
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Computer is broadcasting on port 139 at startup - Virus?

Maybe this isn't the right forum to ask this question, but here it goes. Whenever I boot my vista machine, right after login there has been an extended delay until the actual desktop appears. I also ...
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Measures when routinely checking security on a home Ubuntu server

I use an old Mac mini with latest Ubuntu server to have a "home Gmail": with minimal time spent on configuration I have my webserver with wiki, mail server etc. (and no Google Ads) All ports not used ...
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How to get a free full anti malware coverage on windows? [closed]

There are many specialized anti malware applications, namely: Anti-virus Anti-spyware Anti-malware Anti-rootkit And so on. What combination of free Windows tools would protect me from any sort of ...
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External rootkit detection software?

The trouble with any rootkit detection software is that if the rootkit is really good, it will work to hide traces of itself from the detecting software as well. I imagine that rootkits could be ...
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Is there a way to find rootkits on 64-bit Windows 7

I was at work and got a help desk call about a rather severe malware infection and it got me thinking about my own computer. I am running Windows 7 64-bit RC1 on my everyday laptop. I run ESET ...
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BIOS root kit? Or, how do I fresh install a clean BIOS?

So I was installing questionable operating system onto my EEE pc and it required me to downgrade the BIOS which I really am not an expert at. I used a patch and it appeared to work. Now, I'm paranoid ...
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How can I remove Rootkit.TDSS?

Is there a good way to wholly remove Rootkit.TDSS? Malwarebytes and Spyware Doctor both detect it on an old XP machine I have. Malwarebytes says it's removing it, but when I reboot and rescan, it ...
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Which rootkit cleaner do you recommend for Windows XP? [closed]

Answering the question "Task Manager shows 100% CPU utilization, but nothing in process list does.", Paul Woodward stated that his problem with 100% CPU was a rootkit infecting his computer. My ...
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What else besides a virus would keep turning on “Show Hidden Files” in WinXP

I've got a couple of machines that definitely recently had viruses and very likely still do. I've run Norton AV, Radix RootKit remover, Sophos Rootkit remover, Spybot, Ad-Aware, CA Antivirus Plus, ...
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OS X rootkit/spyware scanners?

For OS X, I have discovered Rootkit Hunter recently and liked the functionality. What other rootkit/spyware scanners for OS X have been developed that are available for use?
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RootKit Hunter Warnings on Mac OS X

Just executed rkhunter on my new MBP which runs a freshly installed Mac OS X and I get the following warnings: Checking for passwd file changes [ Warning ] Checking ...