What is a Rootkit Newsletter

By | October 24, 2012
   

Free Resource:

 

Software to Fix Root-Kit

 

TDSSKiller.exe.

 

  1. Download TDSSkiler

 

  1. Install the software by clicking on TDsskiller.exe.

 

  1. The installer will ask if you wish to install the software; click “Yes.”

 

  1. Click “Next” each time you are prompted

 

  1. Click “Yes” when asked if you wish to create a directory

 

  1. Run software

 

 

 

   What is a Rootkit?

 

A rootkit is different from the kind of computer virus or malware than most people are used to; viruses and other malware make their way into your computer with malicious intent to infect and destroy your data.

 

A rootkit is much more subtle, its purpose is not to infect your folders and your data, its purpose is to provide access to your folders and data to someone else.

A rootkit hides behind a program you downloaded that you thought was trustworthy then waits silently for you to give permission download the “trusted” program and burrows deep into the Operating System.

Removing A Rootkit

 

Most often the best way to remove a rootkit is to reinstall the operating system, however there are cases when this is not possible.

 

Check out our resource link for software to fix a rootkit.

 

Note: If the infected computer cannot access the Internet, download the file to a USB drive and install it on the infected computer.