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Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit is a software that removes and repairs the damage done by the latest and newest rootkits.
Is referred to as rootkit a software that is in charge of falsifying system information, in such a way to allow other malicious programs (viruses, spyware, adware, etc) to act unpunished.
Imagine that there is a virus installed on our computer. This virus would easily be detectable by the anti-virus. However, if there is a rootkit installed on our PC, and this rootkit is scheduled to hide the activity of the virus, the virus will not be able to detect virus.
Rootkits are used to steal information from your PC, take control of your PC, or send spam from the infected PC. Those are just some of the things that can be performed with a PC infected with a rootkit.
Is clear that we must protect our PC and prevent rootkits to be installed and reside in our system. For that we can use Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit, which detects possible installed rootkits, and remove and repair the damage these rootkits have done.
Malwarebytes is one of the most popular companies struggling against all kinds of malware. And in this case with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit, they offer a beta version of the product, which means that the product is still in testing phase, and may contain bugs, which can lead to the loss of data on the computer of the user who executes it. Because of that, before using this program, we need to make a backup of our most important data.
Rootkits are softwares that are well hidden in the system and are not simple of delete, and that is why, when it comes to remove them, there is the risk of deleting critical files system. So we emphasize the need to create a backup with the most important data before removing any rootkit detected by this program.
After download the executable file, we must launch it, and we'll be asked for a folder to install it. Once installed, it will run and we'll have to follow the steps of the interface. We need to click on the "Next" button, and press the "Update" button, so the database of the program will be updated, so the software will be able to detect the latest rootkits on the market.
At the "Scan System" window, the scanning process will begin, which can take several minutes to complete.
If everything has gone OK, and not rootkits has been found, a window is displayed indicating that everything is OK.
In case that installed rootkits has been detected, it will be shown a list of the Rootkits where we will be able to select those that we want to delete. Then we need to click on the "Cleanup" button to begin the process of rootkits elimination.
Remember that Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit is in beta and may contain errors. Even so, if you need to use an anti rootkit, don't hesitate and use this Malwarebytes software which is free.