We have security applications to protect us against spyware, virus attack, system intrusion and even malicious software. However, we often forget about rootkit technology, which can affect the usage of our system. For instance, rootkit technology can disrupt how our system operates when you place an audio CD in your computer. Instead of using your chosen media player, you are forced to use the media player that shipped with the audio CD. The same rootkit technology prevents you from copying the disc contents. There are many other examples of what rootkit can do to your PC.
Microsoft Rootkit Revealer 1.71 is a tool that will enable you to find and reveal rootkit installed on your PC. However, it doesn't do a great deal more than find rootkit, but at least you know it's on your system and can find an alternative tool, such as the Sophos Anti-Rootkit, to remove.
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