New XP Updates To Refuse Installation On Rootkit Infected Systems

April 18, 2010


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2 Responses to “New XP Updates To Refuse Installation On Rootkit Infected Systems”

  1. Morely Dotes on April 18th, 2010 6:50 pm

    McAfee is the wort possible choice. And “rootkit” is a generic term, not the name of a specific virus; the rootkit that caused the last batch of problems is “Alureon.”

    Most people should use the Malwarebytes anti-malware package to clean up their systems; after cleaning, save your data files elsewhere, and perform a clean install of the operating system to eliminate all trace of viruses.

  2. olivia on April 18th, 2010 7:35 pm

    Dotes – It does mention Alureon in the early part of the article, and then calls it ‘rootkit’ through the rest,.

    I actually prefer Spybot S&D for my own…I haven’t had any problems between that and TeaTimer. I have never tried Malwarebytes.

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