Solved Are there good rootkits?

February 22, 2014 at 09:25:22
Specs: Windows 7 64 , i7 8gb
I just ran a complete McAfee scan. I was watching the progress and (as usual) I saw lines like:

"Scanning: C:\Windows\..." etc

Occasionally I'd see a line flash by that said:

"Scanning: Rootkit"

After the scan McAfee found no problems. A scan with MalwareBytes Pro also found no problems.
My question is, are there "good" rootkits or does McAfee just not recognize any rootkits as bad because it can't?
I always thought rootkits were very bad.

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February 22, 2014 at 11:51:46
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It is just mentioning that it is looking in a place for a rootkit, if there was a rootkit that was suspect it would mention it.


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February 22, 2014 at 11:55:14
That makes sense. Puts my mind at ease. Thanks.

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