Slow computer performance
Rootkits drain memory which results in sluggish computer performance.
Web browser redirects
You’re seeing weird web browser behavior like Google link redirects or unrecognized bookmarks.
Windows error messages
You’re getting Windows error messages (“The Blue Screen of Death”) and are constantly rebooting.
Personal information is stolen
Your credit card, social security number, and user passwords are stolen.
Anti-virus isn’t working
Your antivirus software is suddenly deactivated.
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Malwarebytes rootkit scanner
How to remove rootkits
Step 1 – Install Rootkit Scanner
Download and install the Malwarebytes software. Click the Gear icon and choose the “Security” menu. Turn on the “Scan for rootkits” slider. Next, click the “Scan” button and Malwarebytes quickly scans your device.
Step 2 – Review Rootkit Threats
After the rootkit scanner runs, Malwarebytes reports on any threats that were found and asks if you want to remove them.
Step 3 – Remove Rootkit Threats
Once you give the ok, Malwarebytes will clean up rootkits and other threats so your device, files, and privacy are secure.
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