Panda Anti-Rootkit description
Panda Anti-Rootkit is a program that uses latest generation technology to detect and remove rootkits
Panda Anti-Rootkit was designed to be a small application that will use the latest generation technology to detect and remove rootkits on your system. Rootkits are programs designed to hide processes, files or Windows Registry entries.
This type of software is used by hackers to hide their tracks or to insert threats surreptitiously on compromised computers. There are types of malware that use rootkits to hide their presence on the system.
Rootkits use sophisticated techniques to avoid being detected by antivirus solutions. To combat this new threat Panda Software has developed Panda Anti-Rootkit.
What’s New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Capable of deactivating unknown rootkits. We consider “unknown” a rootkit for which Panda AntiRootkit does not have a deactivation routine. This does not mean that Panda does not know about the rootkit. Rather that we have not yet included the full deactivation routine in Panda AntiRootkit. But now you’ll be able to deactivate all rootkits. By default you’ll be presented with deactivation of known rootkits plus the option to deactivate any unknown rootkits found on your system.
· Deletes registry keys transparently. Up to version 1.06 we only deleted the necessary registry keys to deactivate the rootkit and prevent it from functioning. Some leftover keys made some users worry about incomplete deactivation. Version 1.07 now transparently deletes all rootkit associated registry keys for piece of mind.
· Cleaner interface. We have cleaned the results window for a more efficient use of available space. Now a mouse-over a detected object will present you with its type (file, process, ADS, registry, etc.).
· Various improvements have also been made to the disinfection of unknown rootkits, some false positives reported by some of you, and more deactivation routines.
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