Rootkit detectors protect your PC

By now you've heard about Windows rootkits, tools malware authors use to hide their evil creations from our antivirus or antispyware software. Because rootkits often hide dangerous viruses, Trojan horses, or spyware, detecting them is important.

Only a few rootkit-detection tools have received attention: the free RootkitRevealer from, and F-Secure's BlackLight --freeware until September 1. But luckily for us, developers are working on a number of powerful, no-cost tools to detect rootkits.

One is IceSword, developed by a Chinese programmer who doesn't speak a word of English. Makers of rootkits consider it the toughest rootkit scanner. In fact, the creators of the Hacker Defender rootkit, one of the most widely used tools among the bad guys out there, made it their goal to defeat IceSword. So far, they've failed. Download an international version that has English dialog boxes and controls here. LinuxWorld | Privacy Watch: Rootkit detectors protect your PC

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 22nd June 2006 12:48AM