What are the best rootkit removers?

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    MalwareBytes is an anti-malware and virus cleaner software that detects and blocks malicious scams and suspicious sites that threaten to destabilize a user's security. The app blocks scams like phishing as well as ransomware.


    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Leonardo Flores
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "I really appreciate how easy it is to install and how it has a light system impact. It would be awesome it could also be able to inspect emails and websites too. "
  2. 12

    #2Kaspersky Total Security

    Kaspersky Total Security

    Kaspersky Total Security is a malware detection and removal tool developed by Kaspersky Lab. It is specifically designed for protecting a device against harmful viruses, ransomware, anti-spyware programs, trojans, and other security threats.


    Windows, Mac

    $99.99- Varies by plan

    Daisy Wu
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "I think this product is definitely worth its price. It's very easy to use and understand especially for someone who's not as adept with technology like me. "
  3. 10



    GMER functions as a detector and remover of rootkits and viruses for Windows. It scans for hidden and malicious malware to protect the users' computer.




    Chen Cui
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "This was recommended to me by my friend who said that it's one of the best rootkit removers available in the market. While it certainly lives up to my friend's words, I wish it was a little bit more user-friendly. A good help file would have been very useful. Don't get me wrong, there are available resources online, but it would have saved me so much time if there was a help file included. "
  1. 3

    #4Avast Antivirus

    Avast Antivirus

    Avast Antivirus is a malware and virus protection software with on-the-cloud scanning processes. It alerts users when spyware or adware-infected apps pose a threat to their devices.


    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Harini Mehra
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "Avast is probably one of the best antiviruses there is. I really love its real-time protection feature. I just wish they aren't as pushy with sales and upgrades because it gets annoying at times. "
  2. 3



    Sophos is an antivirus and web filter software available both on Windows and Mac. It exposes and blocks suspicious threats and potentially harmful risks.


    Windows, Mac

    $60- Free trial available

    Adam Black
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "I think Sophos is a good quality security suite. However, you can only really get your money's worth if you use it on multiple devices. "
  3. 2

    #6McAfee Central

    McAfee Central

    McAfee Central is a security app for Windows devices. Using McAfee Live Subscription, this app features protection overview, secured cloud storage and alerts potential threats. 




    Jin Yi
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "I can't say that I am a big fan of this one because it takes so much of my RAM. The only reason why I still keep using it is that it does the job well. "
  4. 2

    #7Norton AntiVirus

    Norton AntiVirus

    Norton Antivirus is a security software against virus and malware. It is available for Mac and Windows operating system. Norton Security Antivirus Software offers a Standard, Deluxe, and Premium version of the software. 


    Mac, Windows

    $24.99- Varies by plan

    Tiffany Yu
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST! It protects my computer from EVERYTHING. I absolutely love it. "
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    #8Emsisoft Emergency Kit

    Emsisoft Emergency Kit

    Emsisoft Emergency Kit is a portable freeware designed for scanning and cleaning virus or malware-infected computers. Developed by Emisoft, it includes two programs that need not be installed to scan and clean the PC.


    Windows, Android


    Ralph Oliver
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "It's not the most advanced in malware protection, it's one of the best options when it comes to recovering your computer when it gets infected by a virus. "


Best What are the best rootkit removers
1MalwarebytesSoftware 16 Free
2Kaspersky Total SecuritySoftware 12 Paid
3GMERSoftware 10 Free
4Avast AntivirusSoftware 3 Free
5SophosSoftware 3 Paid
6McAfee CentralSoftware 2 Free
7Norton AntiVirusSoftware 2 Paid
8Emsisoft Emergency KitSoftware 1 Free

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