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Rootkit.Komodia.PUA is Malwarebytes’ detection name for software that uses a particular SSL hijacker designed by Komodia. This hijacker is vulnerable to man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks. This is hidden from users using a special rootkit. At the time when this was revealed, the SSL hijack is also called “Superfish”.


Malwarebytes protects users from Rootkit.Komodia.PUA using real-time protection.

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Malwarebytes blocks Rootkit.Komodia.PUA


Malwarebytes can detect and remove Rootkit.Komodia.PUA without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

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