Possible rootkit on my Windows XP

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My antivirus Avira constantly alerts me that there is a roolkit somewhere on my local disc C where my Windows OS is installed, but the antivirus itself can not remove it.

I have tried with other software for roolkit removal, but none of them seems to work.

Is there a way to delete the roolkit without formatting my PC ?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #95222

Possible rootkit on my Windows XP



Rootkits are the malicious programs which can gain administrative access i.e. root access and can hide itself so it wont get detected. Avira premium version has rootkit scanner embedded itself in it so if you are using premium version check settings of scan and enable rootkit scan and if you are using Avira personal version then just download the rootkit removal softwares listed below :

Recommended softwares: Lavasoft ARIES rootkit removal and Prevx gromozon rootkit removal

Some Available tools: Darkspy, GMER, Icesword and more.

Major brands providing tools: Bitdefender antirootkit, F-secure Blacklight and McAfee’s Rootkit detective.

I will suggest you to go for recommend removal tools because tools with major brands can conflict with your existing avira.


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Answered By 75 points N/A #95223

Possible rootkit on my Windows XP


Hi Ignov,

Sometimes it may be a bit harder for an antivirus to trace roolkits from your computer and remove them, especially if the antivirus is weaker or it is out of date. So I will advise that you make sure that the antivirus you are using is strong enough and it is up to date. Some of the strongest antivirus I will recommend are AVG, Kaspersky and bitdefender.

Another program that may be of help you in eliminating the roolkit is called Malwarebytes anti-malware, it is powerful and you can get it for free online. Just follow this link: Download Link

Perform a full scan of your computer with Malwarebytes anti-malware once you have it running on your system.

Hope this helps.


Lee Hung.

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