Free Anti-Rootkit Tools

April 24, 2007

Many free tools are available to detect rootkits. Some also attempt to remove them.

For some reason, free has become the normal price for anti-rootkit tools, and there's a new one now. AVG, the maker of security software products including the popular free AVG Anti-Virus, now has a free AVG Anti-Rootkit program of it's own. The program supports Windows 2000 and Windows XP (32-bit) and does not provide any live protection, just scanning for and removal of rootkits.

Some other free Windows anti-rootkit tools:

Copyright 2007 by Ziff Davis Media, Distributed by United Press International

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