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maplecrest
Level 7

Do I have a rootkit

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I have McAfee Total Protection.  When it scans it flashes by files with "rootkit" in the name and it completes the scan lingering for about 2 minutes on a file named rootkit. I do not have any indication of malware or virus infection but wonder if I have a rootkit lurking.

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Do I have a rootkit

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Moved this to VirusScan as more appropriate.

No you're fine.  We have asked them to reword the scan to show what it really means - "scanning for rootkits"

It's simply one step in the total scanning process.

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Do I have a rootkit

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Moved this to VirusScan as more appropriate.

No you're fine.  We have asked them to reword the scan to show what it really means - "scanning for rootkits"

It's simply one step in the total scanning process.

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maplecrest
Level 7

Re: Do I have a rootkit

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Thank you. Reassuring to hear.

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Do I have a rootkit

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You're welcome.

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Peacekeeper
Level 20

Re: Do I have a rootkit

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1 thing this issue has been fixed in recent updates ie you do not see the message. I wonder what is the version and build of your product? ie open McAfee security center and click on about bottom right of the interface.

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