Before contemplating removing a rootkit from your system you’ll likely want to know what one is in the first place! A rootkit is a type of virus that has been designed in such a way that it is very hard to detect. It will mask what it is doing in terms of modifying registry entries and the hiding the network connections that it is using in order to fool antivirus and internet security programs that might otherwise detect it.
A rootkit is can be especially difficult to detect because it activates itself before the system boots up the operating system.
But fear not as there are many antivirus programs available that are able to both detect and prevent rootkits.
Take a look at the list of antivirus reviews I’ve written for you and you will find that the vast majority of them offer rootkit prevention and detection.
The sneaky nature of rootkits is yet another example of why you need to be proactive about your computer security by installing prevention products before you become infected.