Windows 10: I am worried, I might have been infected with a Rootkits

Discus and support I am worried, I might have been infected with a Rootkits in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I have been searching the internet and nowhere can I find an answer concerning how are these installed on or in a system.Am I to assume that something... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Jeffrey Timothy Valerie, May 31, 2021.

  1. I am worried, I might have been infected with a Rootkits


    I have been searching the internet and nowhere can I find an answer concerning how are these installed on or in a system.Am I to assume that something like this 'rootkit' may be installed by USB or downloaded from a website, considering the word 'installed' implies this?Can someone answer my dilemma, because its either one or the other or both! [Original Title: Rootkits]

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    Jeffrey Timothy Valerie, May 31, 2021
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  2. Le Boule Win User

    Rootkit infection

    That file is an anti rootkit scanner by Avast. And I'm not sure whether it works on Win 10.

    If you have an Avast anti-rootkit scanner and you’re running another rootkit scanner (such as GMER) then the two programs are possibly causing software conflicts.

    Running too many AV programs concurrently is not always a good idea.

    Assuming you’re using Avast recommend you seek their advice:
    https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2.0


    Also suggest you review
    Best Practices for Safe Computing - Prevention of Malware Infection


    Regards…

    Top 10 Ways PUPs Sneak Onto Your Computer. And How To Avoid Them. | Emsisoft | Security Blog
     
    Le Boule, May 31, 2021
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  3. BulldogXX Win User
    ROOTKIT infection that evades Norton AND Defender

    How were you able to determine that your computer was infected with a rootkit?

    A rootkit affects the computer before Windows loads, so any program installed on Windows, including anti-virus programs, is not likely to detect a rootkit. It often takes sophisticated software to detect and remove a rootkit.

    More recent computers, with the UEF interface and Secure Boot, were designed in part to prevent a rootkit-infected computer from starting, so rootkits are much less of a problem now than they were in older computers.
     
    BulldogXX, May 31, 2021
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    Jsssssssss, May 31, 2021
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