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