Rootkit found - but what does it mean?
Posted on 2012-03-20
Hello all, an alert from avast! antivirus popped up on a client PC and says "Rootkid Found" but the file name is pointing to MBR: \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0\PARTITION3 and the action to take is Delete Now or Ignore. I am fairly certain that on my one harddrive, Partition 3 is where the OS resides. So if I choose to "Delete Now" is that going to harm the MBR and not let me load into Windows? And if I choose to Ignore, is this a real root kit somehow on my PC or a false-alarm?
Any help would be appreciated!