What are RootKit Malware
Malicious software called rootkits manipulate operating system components to conceal their harmful actions. Many rootkits can hide drivers, processes, and registry entries from tools that use common
system application programming interfaces (APIs).
We have already carried a post earlier on this blog about GMER Rootkit Checker, which is a freeware download and provides you protection from Rootkits in your computer. The reputed security software vendor Trend Micro has just released the full version of their rootkit protection software from its Beta Release.
Trend Micro RootkitBuster
Trend Micro RootkitBuster scans hidden files, registry entries, processes, drivers, and the master boot record (MBR) to identify and remove rootkits. The best part of Trend Micro Rootkit Buster is that you do not need to install RootkitBuster. To use the software, you just have to copy “RootkitBuster.exe” onto your computer and then launch the program by double-clicking the file.
No installation and thus it can be used a USB loaded Rootkit Checker Software.
If you want to check for the effectiveness of this Rootkit Checker, you can download some sample rookits from the rootkit.com website.
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