Rootkit Revealer


License: Freeware
Downloads: 12
Op. System: Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / Windows7
Last updated: 2011-11-17
File size: 226 KB
Publisher: Microsoft SysInternals
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Publisher description for Rootkit Revealer

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Rootkit Revealer 1.71is described as a convenient as well as helpful rootkit detection utility. It runs on Windows XP (32-bit) and Windows Server 2003 (32-bit), and its output lists Registry and file system API discrepancies that may indicate the presence of a user-mode or kernel-mode rootkit. RootkitRevealer successfully detects many persistent rootkits including AFX, Vanquish and HackerDefender (note: RootkitRevealer is not intended to detect rootkits like Fu that don't attempt to hide their files or registry keys). The reason that there is no longer a command-line version is that malware authors have started targetting RootkitRevealer's scan by using its executable name. They've therefore updated RootkitRevealer to execute its scan from a randomly named copy of itself that runs

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