As you probably know, modern day malware comes in many forms.
Some varieties, such as adware, are often merely annoying.
But more malicious forms of malware can actually wreck your Windows installation and help hackers steal your identity and/or your valuable financial information.
A high-quality anti-virus program such as Avast can help keep your computer free of malware, but a special class of malware known as rootkits often goes undetected by regular virus scans.
Rootkits load into your computer’s memory before Windows even boots up, and that makes them especially difficult to find. [Read more…]