Symantec Best at Removing Rootkits; Microsoft Worst
Among existing desktop security software, Symantec's Norton AntiVirus 2007 suite is the best at detecting and removing stealth rootkits, according to a study done by Thompson Cyber Security Labs.
In the study, which was commissioned by Symantec and conducted by veteran anti-virus expert Roger Thompson, 20 randomly chosen pieces of rootkit-laden malware files were pitted against the major anti-virus and anti-spyware vendors to rate detection and removal capabilities.
In both categories, Symantec's Norton came out tops, although the tool did not fully remove all 20 rootkits. Study: Symantec Best at Removing Rootkits; Microsoft Worst
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