How to deal with malware family Rootkit.Win32.PMax



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How to deal with malware family Rootkit.Win32.PMax

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2013 Nov 13 ID: 2980

rootkit is a program or a suite of programs designed to obscure the fact that a system has been compromised.

For operating systems MS Windows, the term rootkit stands for a program that infiltrates the system and hooks system functions (Windows API). By hooking and modifying low-level API functions, such malware can effectively hide its presence in a system. Moreover, rootkits as a rule are able to conceal any processes, folders and files on discs as well as registry keys described in its configuration. Many rootkits install own drivers and services (hidden as well) into the system.

The utility PMaxKiller.exe serves for disinfection of systems infected with malware family Rootkit.Win32.PMax.


1. Signs of infection


2. Description of the utility


3. How to disinfect the system


4. Switches to start the utility from the command prompt

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