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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is RootkitRemover?  (from McAfee)

McAfee Rootkit Remover is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove complex rootkits and associated malware. Currently it can detect and remove ZeroAccess and TDSS family of rootkits. McAfee Labs plans to add coverage for more rootkit families in future versions of the tool.


RootkitRemover is a program developed by McAfee. The main program executable is rootkitremover.exe. The setup package is about 532.1 KB (544,867 bytes) when donwloaded. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows XP. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/rootkitremover.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\RootkitRemover
Uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\zipinst.exe /uninst "C:\Program Files\RootkitRemover\uninst1~.nsu"
Estimated size: 532.1 KB

Program filesFiles installed by RootkitRemover

Program executable:rootkitremover.exe
McAfee Labs Rootkit Remover
Path:C:\Program Files\RootkitRemover\rootkitremover.exe

How do I remove RootkitRemover?

Quickly and completely remove RootkitRemover from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall RootkitRemover from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program RootkitRemover, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove RootkitRemover.

Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
Windows XP
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

About McAfee

McAfee, a subsidiary of Intel Corporation, is a dedicated security technology company that delivers proactive solutions and services to help secure systems, networks, and mobile devices.
Publisher URL: www.mcafee.com


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