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

In the past, the root administrator would grant certain accesses to other users of the computer or system. Today, rootkits are generally a bad thing, as they impersonate a root administrator and can affect the performance of your machine. By posing as an administrator, rootkits can stay put during virus scans and sweeps, and even survive a complete operating system re-install. Nerds on Call can deal with these pains quickly, and take care of any rootkit removal that is necessary. Give the Nerds a call and let them see what they can do to improve the performance of your computer!

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Questions nerds often hear about Rootkit Removal Eugene

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.

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Common Terms

Root­kit

A rootkit is a piece of software that runs at the same level as your operating system’s administrator