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

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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?

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 ...