Bitdefender Rootkit Remover: Portable Anti-Rootkit Scanner

By | February 16, 2013

Bitdefender Rootkit Remover is a free stand-alone tool which is designed to detect and remove rootkits hiding on Windows systems making use of award-winning Bitdefender malware removal technology. Rootkits are a new class of threats: malicious software packages designed to surreptitiously maintain control over target computers, while evading detection. Such rootkits are used directly by hackers (malicious individuals) or are used as building blocks for sophisticated viruses by virus writers.

Bitdefender Rootkit RemoverBitdefender Rootkit Remover is a portable tool that can be launched immediately, without needing to boot into Safe Mode first- although a reboot may be required for complete cleanup. The company say it can currently deal easily with Mebroot, all TDL families (TDL/SST/Pihar), Mayachok, Mybios, Plite, XPaj, Whistler, Alipop, Cpd, Fengd, Fips, Guntior, MBR Locker, Mebratix, Niwa, Ponreb, Ramnit, Stoned, Yoddos, Yurn, Zegost and also clean infections with Necurs (the last rootkit standing). Please note that the list is a bit outdated – new rootkit families are added as they become known.

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You shouldn’t expect too much from Rootkit Remover, then. It’s not a full-fledged antivirus program, but just a free scanner for emergency if you think that you might be infected by a rootkit and your current antivirus engine hasn’t raised an alert, you can run this app to scan for some known rootkits.

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