A rootkit is a nasty
form of malware that installs certain tools on to a victims computer
that are designed to mask their presence by disabling installed
programs designed to identify them. Rootkits are usually installed
through a system vulnerability or if the user is not using a
"strong" password, the password can be cracked and then the hacker
will have administrative level access to the computer. Once the
hacker has gained access to your computer, there are many types of
rootkit tools that can be installed. One of the most dangerous is
the "keylogger". This is a tool that will log the keystrokes of the
user and send this information directly to the hackers server. If
your keystrokes have been logged and sent while you have accessed
your bank account, you can rest assured that your bank account
password has been compromised.
How can I identify that I have a rootkit installed?
If your system is acting abnormally, then you should always run your
anti-spyware and anti-virus software to detect any possible
infections. If your installed software will not work, you can be
pretty certain that you have a problem and the problem is likely a
rootkit. At this point, the need for specialized removal software is
going to be needed. Most users are going to need the help of
qualified individuals that can guide you through the process of
removing this nasty from your system. Even if you only suspect you
have something wrong with your system, it is best to ask our experts
for their advice rather than to risk the compromise of your personal
I remove a rootkit from my system?
Here at 5 Star Support, we have many people that are experts in the
field of virus removal. They help many people with these problems on
a daily basis. Once the infection has been identified and removed,
our experts can instruct users how to avoid future infections. This
is a free service to the Internet community and always has been.
Just simply register at our forums and post the problems you are
having in our Spyware/Malware forum located in our "Computer
Security" section. To access the 5 Star Support Forums, click the
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at Rootkits and there many forms click the link below:
What are Rootkits?