How Can I Defend My System From A Rootkit?

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.

protecting your system from rootkits

protecting your system from rootkits

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.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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