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Windows 7: Large file named 'Rootkit' scanned with anti-virus. 4 boot records

04 Nov 2013   #11
mrirondream

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Are you sure Rootkit is a file or is McAfee telling you it is scanning for rootkits?

Jim
I was always sceptical that a rootkit would be labelled 'rootkit'.

McAfee have confirmed that the screen shown is a function of the scan that searches for rootkits, NOT that it is scanning a rootkit.

Many have complained to them about this.


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04 Nov 2013   #12
x BlueRobot

 

They recommended Google Chrome, since it's meant to have a sandboxing feature, however, malware can still escape a sandbox so it's still not 100% safe.
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04 Nov 2013   #13
mrirondream

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
They recommended Google Chrome, since it's meant to have a sandboxing feature, however, malware can still escape a sandbox so it's still not 100% safe.
I'd heard that before, which is why I've been using chrome for a little while now.

I like the way it works too

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