A rootkit is a type of software that acts as the administrative user on a computer. These days, rootkits are notoriously bad forms of malware. They can hide from security scans and even manage to stay put during an operating system re-install. Rootkits can put your information at risk, as well as inhibit the functions of your system. The Nerds on Call can help with rootkit removal to ensure that your personal information is secure, and that your computer is running at its peak performance.
You might need a nerd if…
- Rootkits sometimes present no symptoms
- Your computer locks up and does not respond to your input
- Your Windows settings have been changed without your permission
- Your computer runs slowly due to something else using your network bandwidth
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Questions nerds often hear about Chico Rootkit Removal
How do I know if I have a rootkit?
You might not. One of the characteristics of rootkits is that they hide themselves well. Some even rewrite parts of your operating system to hide.
Well then what do I do?
Regular scanning is the only effective combat method. Keep your computer and anti-virus up to date.
A rootkit is a piece of software that runs at the same level as your operating system’s administrator