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Windows 7: Rootkit coders beware: Malwarebytes is in hot pursuit


19 Mar 2013   #1

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Rootkit coders beware: Malwarebytes is in hot pursuit

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Rootkits are the crème de la crème of malware, operating in a manner not unlike elite Special Forces units: sneak in, establish communications with headquarters, recon defenses, and tip the odds in favor of the soon-to-arrive main-attack force.

Rootkits are similar to Special Forces in another way, if found and attempts are made to remove them, all hell breaks loose. Every rootkit remover worth its salt warns that removing the rootkit could cause problems for the operating system, to the point of where it may not boot.

That’s because the rootkit buries itself deep in the operating system, replacing critical files with those under the rootkit’s control. And when the replaced files associated with the rootkit are removed, the operating system could be rendered inoperable.
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19 Mar 2013   #2

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Good read Guy.
Now if somebody could just figure out how to catch the criminals who devise all that garbage.....
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19 Mar 2013   #3

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Yeah.. I have used paid Mbam for years.. can't beat it..
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19 Mar 2013   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yard Dog View Post
Yeah.. I have used paid Mbam for years.. can't beat it..

Doesn't it interfere at all with one's full time Security Suite?
Do you have to shut your Security Suite down temporarily to run Malwarebytes?
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19 Mar 2013   #5

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nahh.. you can exempt any program from mbam..
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19 Mar 2013   #6

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Have the Beta on my machine, and have since the first one. I trust these guys.
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19 Mar 2013   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dallas 7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yard Dog View Post
Yeah.. I have used paid Mbam for years.. can't beat it..

Doesn't it interfere at all with one's full time Security Suite?
Do you have to shut your Security Suite down temporarily to run Malwarebytes?
Normally Mbam plays nice with other Security Suites. Until Norton recently updated NIS 2013 and all hell broke out. NIS 2013 has been a nightmare since it was released. I have stayed with NIS 2012 which still works great with MBam Pro running full time.

Jim
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20 Mar 2013   #8

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Another lesson for me about rootkits, thanks
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