A guide to rookits and how they could infect your computer.
What is a Rootkit and How it Infects your PC
OK. So now we know about rootkits. No one seems to know how to prevent them – only detect them – sort of. And the only tool I’m aware of that might alert you to the presence of a rootkit is one called “Hijack This!” which isn’t exactly a complete tool where rootkits are concerned. “Hijack This!” is more of a communications defense tool that will detect port activity which is what a rootkit MIGHT do if it wanted to open communications between things.
So what I want to know is what’s available, for free or for pay, that will detect, prevent and eliminate any rootkits? We already know that A/V and M/W programs can’t really detect rootkits. And there really isn’t anything that will remove them either. So just what is a “geek” to do if they suspect they have a rootkit hiding somewhere?
(Excuse me. The program I referred to is actually called “Hijack This” and not Hack this. Reposted with corrections.)
Microsoft Security Essentials scored the highest in rootkit detection and removal.
There is also RootkitRevealer by Sysinternals
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