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» Why are rootkits dangerous?
Rootkits are usually built to do two things: grant access to your computer and stay hidden while doing so. With a rootkit, a hacker can hijack your data, install additional malware, spy on you, or even take over your computer.
» How do you know if you have a rootkit?
By design, rootkits are stealthy. However, you may have a rootkit infection if you notice the following symptoms:
- You’re seeing websites redirecting to other sites.
- You’re seeing software that you didn’t install yourself.
- Your settings and configurations have changed.
- You’re consuming more bandwidth than makes sense for your online activities.
- Your antivirus software has been disabled.
» Can our antivirus detect rootkits?
Yes it can! AVG AntiVirus FREE is a strong and reliable anti-rootkit solution able to scan for and detect rootkits on your device, then remove them.
» Is a rootkit a virus?
Nope! Rootkits and viruses are both examples of malware, which is any type of software or code designed to harm or compromise a system. But other than that, they don’t have much in common. While rootkits can be nearly invisible, viruses are usually quite conspicuous.
» What does a rootkit modify?
Not all rootkits work the same. But many rootkits will modify files in your operating system’s kernel — a program at the core of your computer, with control over all other parts — in order to conceal their presence against a standard system inspection. For example, a rootkit may disable your computer’s ability to log events, so that no record is left of the attack.