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What are Root Kits?

by NeepZ706 / May 13, 2006 1:15 AM PDT

What are root kits? Do they cause damage and can they hack your PC? The reason I am asking that is because my anti-spy ware is saying I have one on my PC. Plus for some reason it cannot be removed by my anti-spyware. I have the web root anti-spyware software.

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There is an explanation as to what
by roddy32 / May 13, 2006 1:20 AM PDT
In reply to: What are Root Kits?

they are on this link here. They are usually difficult to remove also but in order to help you we would need a lot more specific information than what you have given.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rootkit

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reply about root kits
by NeepZ706 / May 13, 2006 3:22 AM PDT

I have the file names, The are

adware.Win32.Maxifiles
adware.maxifiles.F

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about root kits
by tomron / May 13, 2006 5:15 AM PDT
In reply to: reply about root kits

I fouud this LINK


If you scroll down this listed-adware.Win32.Maxifiles,but it has a letter after it

If you scroll down you will see-adware.maxifiles.F

Tom

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Security Now! Episode#9-Rootkits-Oct.13,2005
by kingdomofjones / May 14, 2006 5:07 AM PDT
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The Rootkit Revealer: sysinternals.com
by kingdomofjones / May 14, 2006 5:14 AM PDT

go to sysinternals.com compliments of Mark Russinovich and run rootkit revealer-There is a second diagnostic tool in the f-secure Blacklite-google both of these items and they should help a great if not only in diagnostic ability but in removal as well.

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Fileforum.betanews.com/detail
by kingdomofjones / May 14, 2006 5:41 AM PDT

Fileforum.betanews.com/detail/fsecure_Blacklite It is a freeware diagnostic tool that will deliver the goods,that is it will remove the rootkit if a rootkit is detected.It was one of the tools that was in the news when the Sony debacle surfaced some while back and it also was unable to remove the Sony Rootkit.It caused and it was reported that the attempt made to remove the Sony/DRM-rootkit removed the respective computers CD-ROM drive.The rootkit revealer appeared to have the inside position when it was the find of Mark Russinovich that they were able to put things back together again.The Blacklite from f-secure is in beta however it is an excellent diagnostic tool and it is very much worth a more serious look see.

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