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  • Does WLOC detect and remove rootkits?  If not, is it a problem installing Comodo BOClean to detect and remove rootkits in realtime?

    Friday, November 30, 2007 6:20 AM

Answers

  • OneCare will potentially detect the actions of a root kit in that a root kit is typically there to further infect your machine with malware. A root kit can only be surmised through a tricky comparison of the registry and memory.

    Any real time protection will potentially cause conflicts, so I would recommend against installing any. You can use a program to scan for root kits as long as they are not always running. If you are not infected by a root kit at this point, it is not likely that you will be infected as OneCare (along with the Defender functionality in OneCare) will detect the actions of a root kit trying to install itself.

    -steve

    Friday, November 30, 2007 4:09 PM
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