A rootkit is a stealthy type of software, often malicious, designed to hide the existence of certain processes or programs from normal methods of detection and enable continued privileged access to a computer. If you are using Windows, there are many ways your PC could be affected with rootkits. Bitdefender has released a new tool, Rootkit Remover, which is a quick and easy tool for dealing with known rootkits. Bitdefender claims that it can currently remove Mebroot, all TDL families (TDL/SST/Pihar), Mayachok, Mybios, Plite, XPaj, Whistler, Alipop, Cpd, Fengd, Fips, Guntior, MBR Locker, Mebratix, Niwa, Ponreb, Ramnit, Stoned, Yoddos, Yurn, Zegost and Necurs.
The app is compatible with Windows 8 as well and you can simply download the app and scan it. It does not interfere with any other security tools installed on your PC. Just download the portable program, click “Start Scan”, and it should take care of everything else.