Rootkits – how to fix them

Rootkits – how to fix them.

I helped a friend today with a particularly difficult rootkit he had on his computer. I scanned his system with 3 anti-virus programs but none of them found the issue. Even Malwarebytes which is normally solid, didn’t find the issue. I had to use RogueKiller.exe (by Tigzy) to clean the system.

How to discover hidden rootkits | PC News | TechRadar

RogueKiller immediately found the problem and it was linked to two Google Earth files. It cleaned it easily. You can also use other software to remove ZeroAccess rootkit.

Apparently this ZeroAccess rootkit is used for click fraud and bitcoin mining. However it can be used to install other programs so I wouldn’t ignore this kind of infection. My friend asked if a Mac would save him from this issue and the truth is that it would. It also wouldn’t. The mac gets malware and trojans as well, but Apple tends to update its scanner and stay on top of the issues. In addition the excellent Sophos for mac that I have used for years finds any PC trojans/malware and deletes them to help keep our Windows friends safe.

How to discover hidden rootkits | PC News | TechRadar.

The Most Dangerous People on the Internet Right Now

This article discusses the NSA, Harris Corporation, U.S.Marshals Service, Edward Snowden, Kim John-un, Cody Wilson, Amir Taaki, Verto, and Preet Bharara. Lots of risks and rewards for many people who use the Internet.

Also dangerous people on the Internet include the 96% of people who will shock others for money. The danger of a cobra that a dog saves his family from. The 17 most dangerous places on the web, The top 10 most dangerous things you can do online, The incompetent and dangerous Internet Explorer. Did you know that Microsoft is scrapping IE and developing a new browser because even they can’t fix IE? How sad is it that over a decade of development was wasted? I wonder how Netscape staff is feeling? Was Netscape better? I don’t know, but it didn’t crash like IE always has.

Danger in using Skype, and recently NSA was found that they have access to Skype, Skydrive and Outlook. Really makes you want to use Microsoft products doesn’t it? It is also dangerous for the recent rise of public shaming, mob justice. Business also are showing more disregard for their customers who they are supposed to protect like Googles recent publication of a security flaw after Microsoft doesn’t fix it in time. Debt is always a danger to health. If you are feeling brave you might want to live on a cliff with a waterfall. What could go wrong with that? If you like to Kayak why not do it across an active volcano? Seems like a good idea right? Using a mac is getting more dangerous too. There is a surge in malware for Mac. Or you might want to try to help people out and pick up a hitchhiker. Didn’t work so well for me when I was accused of talking Donald Duck.

The Most Dangerous People on the Internet Right Now – StumbleUpon.