Rootkit detectors

As mentioned on the Protecting your PC page, Rootkits are a method that virus writers use to hide code deeply within the operating system so that they can’t be discovered by normal anti-virus tools.

If you even slightly suspect that you might have a virus, it’s a really good idea to run a Rootkit detector as well as an anti-virus scan.

I would use a combination of Blacklight from F-Secure – where they have a free trial until April 2007 (the site also gives a good explanation of rootkit technology and techniques) – and Rootkit Revealer 1.71 from Microsoft.

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