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Rootkit mysteriously disappeared RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am running Windows 8.1 64-bit on my laptop with McAfee anti-virus software. I routinely run the McAfee security scan to pick up any viruses or malware. For several months McAfee identified a Rootkit on my laptop and would scan this item for several minutes without detecting an issue. I considered running a rootkit detection and removal tool to eliminate the threat, but was reluctant to do so because of various warnings that came with these tools. A few weeks ago the rootkit mysteriously disappeared and is now not detected by McAfee. This seems very strange to me and I'm wondering if I should be concerned. I did not take any action to remove the rootkit. What do you think about this situation?  Please let me know if this is not the correct forum to address this issue.
    Thursday, July 9, 2015 5:29 PM