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I was recently infected with what I learned to be the Seneka Rootkit, this is a tricky bug that infects your computer and stops all spyware, malware and anti-virus utilities from working. It was a huge pain. I first found it when my copy of Kaspersky Anti-Virus wouldn’t update the latest databases.

Especially when all the solutions I found on the internet pointed to software that could beat it, but the virus wouldn’t let me onto their websites or install any programs because that’s what it does.

Eventually I found a website that linked me to Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware utility. Once “quick-scan” (actually took about 15 minutes) with this tool that both downloaded and installed without interuption and it had found the virus and removed it. Just needed to reboot.

I can’t stress enough how much of a pain this virus is and so if you have it I strongly urge you to get the Malwarebytes piece of software and save yourself some headaches.

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