Trend Micro Rootkit Buster is a simple, super-fast rootkit detector
May 6, 2013 – 18:23 | Comments Off
Trend Micro Rootkit Buster is a simple, super-fast rootkit detector

Antirootkit tools used to be bulky, complex, packed with so much low-level jargon that even most Windows experts might struggle to figure out what was going on. And they were risky to use, too, with …

Bitdefender Rootkit Remover: a fast, stand-alone antirootkit tool
February 7, 2013 – 16:49 | Comments Off
Bitdefender Rootkit Remover: a fast, stand-alone antirootkit tool

Bitdefender Labs has released Bitdefender Rootkit Remover, a free stand-alone tool for dealing with known rootkits.
The company report that Rootkit Remover can remove infections from a wide range of threats, including Mebroot, all TDL families …

GMER 2.0 adds Windows 8 and full x64 support
January 7, 2013 – 14:56 | Comments Off
GMER 2.0 adds Windows 8 and full x64 support

After almost two years without a significant update, you might have been forgiven for thinking that rootkit detector GMER was on its way out. But it seems there’s some life left in the program yet. …

Uncover some stealthy malware with Ring3 API Hook Scanner
August 9, 2012 – 06:51 | Comments Off
Uncover some stealthy malware with Ring3 API Hook Scanner

Detecting rootkits and similar stealthy malware is always a challenge, so it can be a good idea to equip your PC with third-party tools which may be able to help.
And the latest candidate is the …

Emsisoft Emergency Kit 2 Beta promises up to 450% speed improvement, better rootkit detection
May 15, 2012 – 11:11 | Comments Off
Emsisoft Emergency Kit 2 Beta promises up to 450% speed improvement, better rootkit detection

Austrian anti-malware vendor Emsisoft has announced the release of version 2 beta of its free portable malware removal and repair kit. Emsisoft Emergency Kit 2.0.0.4 Beta provides a selection of free tools for detecting and removing …

SSDT View (64-bit): a basic but very easy way to look for stealthy malware
April 2, 2012 – 10:20 | Comments Off
SSDT View (64-bit): a basic but very easy way to look for stealthy malware

Security vendor NoVirusThanks has released SSDT View, a 64-bit (only) tool which can show you the contents of your System Service Descriptor Table, perhaps highlighting changes made by rootkits and other stealthy malware.
There are of …

Get the latest version of Mamutu worth $20 for free this Friday
February 23, 2012 – 13:13 | Comments Off
Get the latest version of Mamutu worth $20 for free this Friday

If you want to keep your PC protected from all those nasties out there, you need to accept that one security tool isn’t necessarily going to be enough. The speed at which malware appears on …

Review: Norton Internet Security 2012
September 9, 2011 – 10:29 | 4 Comments
Review: Norton Internet Security 2012

The 2012 security suite party is now well under way, and Symantec are the latest company to join in with the release of Norton Internet Security 2012.
The 2011 edition was excellent, and perhaps as a …

Review: AVG Internet Security 2012
September 7, 2011 – 11:19 | Comments Off
Review: AVG Internet Security 2012

Some security companies appear to think that enhancing their software is just about adding new functionality. But while this can make for an enticing feature list, there’s usually a price to pay, in terms of …

Review: G Data Internet Security 2012
May 10, 2011 – 08:12 | One Comment
Review: G Data Internet Security 2012

Internet security suites are often overly complex, the sheer volume of features making it hard to find the ones you need.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. G Data Internet Security 2012 has plenty …

Kaspersky TDSSKiller detects and removes even unknown rootkits in seconds
April 12, 2011 – 10:46 | Comments Off
Kaspersky TDSSKiller detects and removes even unknown rootkits in seconds

Rootkits are the ultimate in stealthy malware, burying themselves so deep into your system that they’re often very hard to spot.  If you’re unlucky enough to encounter one then your antivirus package might detect it, …