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Antihaker-virus rootkit

Date: October 17, 2007

Stop giggling! This blog has nothing to do with a kit to improve your sex life – in fact, it would probably have the opposite effect!

So what are rootkits? They are super stealth hacks that are hidden from most virus checkers and spyware detectors.

Trouble is, large numbers of computers using the Windows operating systems are being infected with rootkits. I do a lot of computer troubleshooting and repairs, and in the last few weeks I have been finding an increasing number of computers infected with them.

So you've been diligent, and kept your virus, spyware and firewall protections up to date, but one of the family has decided to use one of the music-sharing systems, or visited a site, and your computer has been hacked through your web browser.

Hidden inside your supposedly safe computer is a super stealth rootkit.

You can run your virus checker or spyware removal tools till the cows come home, but you won't find anything.

You need to run this special tool called rootkitrevealer which can be found here.

Most of you are going to find the information on the rootkitrevealer page gobbledegook. Read it if you feel you will understand some, or just cut to the chase and go to the bottom of the page and download the file.
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