Detecting and Removing Rootkits
Posted 18 May 2009 - 03:42 AM
Posted 18 May 2009 - 04:15 AM
Posted 18 May 2009 - 04:25 AM
Posted 18 May 2009 - 04:40 AM
I only use AVG AV as security protection and Malwarebytes for on demand scan, I update them daily for about 2 months now since I got my PC. Problem is in my scouting for rootkit removers I could see that most of these have negative effects when they remove the rootkits and also it seems that no tool is close to perfect, in my readings AVG rootkit remover had best reviews but its been discontinued by AVG in 2007(so its old), although you can still get it from other sources. No reviews on how Malwarebytes does in this, thats why I asked here its performance grade for detecting and removing rootkits.
Posted 18 May 2009 - 04:57 AM
As a side note, I've seen many use MBAM along with the AV's I mentioned and they've had excellent protection with it and they seemed to get along quite well . As far as your suspicions, it most likely was an issue with the connection, were it a rootkit or other infection blocking Malwarebytes' it either wouldn't even have been able to run or wouldn't have been able to update at all (or both) and you probably wouldn't be able to access this site right now. Usually when there are issues like slow updates etc it is caused by a temporary hiccup with the database distribution network that Malwarebytes' uses and is generally corrected quite quickly .
Posted 18 May 2009 - 06:49 AM
Posted 18 May 2009 - 07:41 AM
Thanks for the response exile360. Currently I'm looking for the best rootkit scanner/remover but since malwarebytes does remove rootkits then I don't need look further? If i still need to, could you recommend anything here? In a scale of 1 to 10 how would you grade Malwarebytes at removing rootkits?
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is not a dedicated rootkit scanner, and while it can detect and remove many rootkits there is always the possibility that it will miss something (as with all security products from all vendors).
If you want a dedicated rootkit detector, then here are a few links for you:
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 12:12 AM
In the case that Malwarebytes does find rootkits will it remove them 'cleanly' through the standard removal method, without harming my PC or is there a method specifically for removing rootkits, and if there is where can I find instructions for removing them? Thanks again.
Posted 19 May 2009 - 12:29 AM
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