Short bio

Rootkit.Komodia.PUA is the name of detections for software which uses a particular SSL hijacker designed by Komodia. The 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 mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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