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BitDefenderRootkitUncover

BitDefender Rootkit Uncover - what's hiding on your PC?

review by ClifNotes, Jul 2006

 

The fiasco with Sony's DRM (digital rights management) software made people aware of a new threat to PCs everywhere. The threat is the dreaded root kit. If you have a root kit on your system, many times you will not be able to find it with your normal anti-virus or anti-spyware software. This is where you must turn to a root kit detector to give yourself a little peace of mind.

 

This BitDefender program scans my PC in just a couple of minutes. Other root kit detectors I've used before typically take a long time to scan the whole system. It's small and fast, just the way I like my freeware. Rootkit Uncover is in beta testing, but so far I haven't found any bugs.

 

Naturally, the only way I can confirm it works is to get infected with a root kit. As long as I'm careful what I try out online, this may never happen. So, I can't say it's really that good, but I always feel better after scanning my PCs for root kit activity.

 

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You can read about this beta software at the BitDefender website.

http://news.bitdefender.com/NW253-en--BitDefender-Releases-Antirootkit-Beta.html

 

They want volunteers to help them test it, so you'd have to sign up to get it there. I found the same version of it available at MajorGeeks website (below).

 

http://www.majorgeeks.com/BitDefender_RootkitUncover_d5157.html

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