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Malware, Rootkits and MBR Viruses – Oh My!

rootkitsThe Fake Antivirus Programs are really getting irritating lately as the usual methods to clean them are not as effective as they used to be. I used to see rootkits only a few times a year, but ever since around October last year when online shopping began to surge for the holidays, I started seeing them every week until now when I am seeing them practically everyday. Even worse, they are now being bundled with Master Boot Record (MBR) infections as well. Now MBR infections are not that difficult to remove as long as you don’t have a non-standard MBR created from a 3rd party boot manager, but the rootkits are a pain, even for a seasoned technician. Read More Here…

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