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AVG Free Advisor - Free antivirus and anti-spyware downloads download AVG anti rootkit - it's great
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I already have the AVG Anti-Root Kit and AVG AV - the AV has gotten a lot better than the old editions and the anti-root kit updates and runs tests on your schedule. It works in the background and don't even know it's testing. I recommend it.

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I already have the AVG Anti-Root Kit and AVG AV - the AV has gotten a lot better than the old editions and the anti-root kit updates and runs tests on your schedule. It works in the background and don't even know it's testing. I recommend it.

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Another happy person. I myself use AVG.
I too now use AVG
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wow it seems pretty weired to me that the majority of rootkits and virus infections stem from peer to peer file sharing networks but yet still people carry on using them dont get me wrong i myself can not live without LIMEWIRE lol and so far i have had the good fortune of avoiding infection.
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I've been using gnutella since the day Justin invented the thing and haven't regretted it, but then I
hunt down and capture hundreds of the critters every day on purpose. ;]

I find P2P to be no more dangerous than the newsgroups. The real dangerous places are still
email spam and rogue web sites. You can get infected just by reading a message or by going to a
web site.
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Just a quick update on rootkits,detection and removal,and a heads up for those using rootkit revealer and its weaknesses,which are fairly recent.
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I disreccomend AVG due to the fact that it's services make my dad's laptop run slow. Runs fine without it. If you can bear this, use it, it's great (I used it for 3 years.) I now use Avast.

My opinion on how to remove rootkit:
1) Get Linux Live CD or USB (Ubuntu)
2) Start Linux
3) Open Terminal
4) $ ls /dev/sd* #One of them will be your hard drive
5) $ sudo mkdir /mnt/hd #For mounting hard drive
6) $ sudo mount /dev/sd?? /mnt/hd #To mount your hard drive
7a) Find the root-kit and delete it
--OR--
7b) dd if=/dev/random of=/mnt/hd/[Wherever your rootkit may be] #Linux is case sensitive, and spaces are done like this: Documents\ and\ Settings. This command writes random data over the rootkit, thus killing it. Delete it once you reboot.
8) Restart into Windows.

I hope this works. I didn't test it. Using dd is dangerous, make sure you know what you are doing.

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