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Remove rootkit (hidden dangerous programs) from your computer

A rootkit is a malware program (or programs, including viruses, spyware, and Trojans) that enable administrator-level access to a computer or a network system. This dangerous program allows the installation of hidden files in a computer, monitors traffic and keystrokes and make a backdoor into the system for the hacker's use.

Rootkits are often hiding their presence from antivirus programs, because they are activated before your computer has completely booted up

Nowadays some of the antivirus software are comes bundled with anti root programs. Although new rootkits can be prevented from infecting the system, if you had any rootkits before you installed your anti-virus, they may never be revealed.
Here are some of the best individual ant-rootkit tools for detecting and removing rootkits from your system.

[Note: If you like to know more about rootkit problems, visit This site is dedicated to information about the rootkit problems. This is not a full list; instead they are tested on my system. AVG and Panda anti-rootkit are very easy to use, even a novice can use it ]

1. McAfee Rootkit Detective is designed and developed by McAfee Avert Labs to proactively detect and clean rootkits that are running on the system. This program is not dependent on any signatures and can proactively detect most of the existing and upcoming rootkits and allow the user to clean them.
More information and download.

2. Trend Micro RootkitBuster is a rootkit scanner that scans hidden files, registry entries, processes, drivers, and Master Boot Record (MBR) rootkits. In addition, RootkitBuster can also clean hidden files and registry entries.
More information and download.

3. Sophos Anti-Rootkit, finds and removes any rootkit that is hidden on your computer using advanced rootkit detection technology. Sophos Anti-Rootkit provides an extra layer of protection, by safely and reliably detecting and removing any rootkit that might already have hidden itself on your system.
More information and download.

4. Microsoft RootkitRevealer is an advanced root kit detection utility. It runs on Windows NT 4 and higher and its output lists Registry and file system API discrepancies that may indicate the presence of a user-mode or kernel-mode rootkit.
More information and download.

5. Panda Anti- Rootkit: Panda Anti-Rootkit uses latest generation technology to detect and remove rootkits. The application is quite fast and easy to operate.
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6. AVG anti rootkit: AVG Anti-Rootkit, an advanced utility designed to detect and remove hidden objects known as Rootkits, from your system.
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