These new rootkit viruses are driving people nuts. Here’s a quick tip from Tom Mighell’s Internet Legal Research Weekly:
Viruses are tricky, but rootkits are especially diabolical. A rootkit is a program that digs deep to the root of your computer, and hides itself there. If something is wrong with your computer and your regular troubleshooting can’t figure it out, maybe it’s a rootkit. There are several rootkit detectors, such as the free Rootkit Revealer (http://tinyurl.com/2gukvq), that will tell you if you’re infected.