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14 Mar 2013   #1

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Might be of interest to some

Found this this morning and thought it quite a nice quick reference list.

Five apps for removing rootkits | TechRepublic


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14 Mar 2013   #2

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Thanks for the info, ICit2lol!

It is a nice reference list, and those are good tools, but, with a caveat...

TDSSKiller, aswMBR, and GMER have been around for quite a while.
However, these tools work for someone who has a good knowledge base on how to use them.
I do not use them casually, and have to get the big ol' thinking cap to do so.

As far as Sophos and BitDefender goes, have not seen them used. Sophos throws in a word of caution. BitDefender claims to be the most "User friendly", but, personally, I would still be hesitant to point them out to someone who does not know how to use these things.

The above comments will probably not get me on your A+ list, but, with the sophistication of Rootkits nowadays, a User can go from computer with a RootKit to a big paperweight with very little effort.
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14 Mar 2013   #3

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What makes you think I would object to anything you say mate a good debate and sharing of knowledge is good as far as I am concerned though cos I am no expert by any means and I have been known to go off on tangents for hours on end

I have used GMER on a few occasions but don't really understand a great deal about it I prefer the Kaspersky rooter. Another one I have tried is the Dr web Cureit but again not so much I am that familiar with it. Plus I agree I don't get anyone to try those out without explaining some of the pitfalls.

Another little ref I keep is this one Best Free Rootkit Scanner and Remover this site I find full of good stuff to be honest.

Oh meant to say like the dog mate had one of those cross a Silkie terrier weird little gal who has sadly gone from my life.
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14 Mar 2013   #4

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I prefer the Kaspersky rooter.
Agree on that one, ICit2lol.

TDSSKiller is probably the easiest rooter for the average person to use. Normally, when you see it used in the malware removal forums, the User is advised not to delete anything, and to post its results.
If the User gets trigger happy, a necessary entry may be deleted...not good.

I am no expert either!!

Have had 'wiener' dogs (one or two at a time) for the last 50+ years. Would not know how to live without them! They are stubborn little critters, like their owner.
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14 Mar 2013   #5

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Honestly aswmbr and GMER are useless.I can rarely see someone using sophos or bit defender

TDSSkiller,MBAR and FIXTDSS are widely used tools currently.Ofcourse FRST or linux bootable CDs are used in online forums.
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15 Mar 2013   #6

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Good ol' GMER. It is a head scratcher! Will pass on it...

aswMBR...hmmmm, it has some diagnostic value, IMO. Seldom see where it is used to fix anything, though.

FRST is my favorite. Will give it 5 stars!
However, it is a tool you provide the User with a set of instructions on how to run it, and then provide instructions on what and how to fix. It is not a "here, use this one" type of thingie...
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16 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

I personaly use TDSSKILLER, works fine for me and really simple at least in my oppion. Nice article, didn't know about some of the other options.
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16 Mar 2013   #8

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Well at least few agreed with me today I prefer Kaspersky one too the others I have used biit not very often I must admit the Sophos never in fact.
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