To have a chance to delete this type of malware, you are going to have to know where it usually hides itself. Many rootkit malware programs trick the computer into thinking it is a driver. That being said, it will sometimes install itself among your other drivers. The best way to think of rootkit malware, is a little kid that likes to play jokes. Many times a rootkit's purpose on a computer is just too hide files from you. It can hide everything from network connections, to files, and even memory. It is very hard to find this type of information after a rootkit has hid it from you. This is because your computer does not know it is there anymore. So doing a search for it will not work. When the rootkit starts hiding your memory, then you have a problem. Not only is this almost impossible to fix, but your computer will start running a lot slower. You may also get a warning from time to time saying that you are low on memory. The memory on your computer will be so low that you will have a hard time even running your operating system. Sometimes if you run a RAM recovery program, it can find your hidden memory and tell your computer it is there. If it does not work, then you may have to un-install your memory and then put it back in. this will reset it in your computer. This, however, can be very time consuming, but if you have no choice, you have no choice.
The best way to keep a rootkit off your computer is to keep your anti virus protection up to date. Your virus protection may not always get it, so it is a good idea to scan your drivers from time to time. Malware of rootkit type is hard to watch for. Just make sure you do not download something that you are not 100% sure what it is. Follow these few simple rules and you can be rootkit free. Just because rootkits are out there, does not mean you can not enjoy the internet.