A rootkit is a type of malware that acts as an administrator, granting permissions to programs that should not have them. Rootkits often allow malicious programs to be installed that threaten your personal information or the performance of your computer. Nerds on Call can take care of rootkit removal if you suspect there is foul play going on within your desktop tower. Call or click to chat with a Nerd about your rootkit problems now!
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 Redding
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