Rootkits have emerged in recent years and are one of the most bothersome pests that an Internet user can acquire.
Rootkits are trojan horses (Trojans) which seriously undermine the performance of your computer, making it quite slow and sometimes unstable.
Why are they dangerous?
The greatest threat they present is that these remain hidden, hiding their processes in the Task Manager and resisting to antivirus programs. Some Rootkits can even hide in the drivers from your computer, taking your antivirus to accept it as something legitimate.
Rootkits hidden processes
What’s the point of a Rootkit?
Its aim is to conceal the actions of a computer or a network.
Many antivirus started to embed mechanisms for detection of rootkits, however, it is advisable to use specific programs to treat this infection.