Is this a better way to scan with RootkitRevealer 1.4 ?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by surferdude, Apr 11, 2005.

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  1. surferdude

    surferdude Guest

    I have two separate hard drives in my computer (C & F), with two different Windows operating systems on each drive.

    So my question is, if I scan one hard drive with RootkitRevealer.exe, from the other drive (F to C for example), are there any benefits from doing a scan this way?

    Is this a better way to do a scan? Or is there little difference from doing a scan on the same drive?

    I thought I heard it mentioned somewhere that scanning one drive from another drive (or another computer) is the best way to do a scan because the rootkit can't detect that your doing a scan or something like that.

    Thanks for any insights and help.
  2. zcv

    zcv Registered Member

    Dec 11, 2002
    That's how I'm set up and do reciprical scans. It is better from a theoretical standpoint, whether its better in reality, I don't know, scans never find anything.

    BTW, the scans end up scanning both anyway - if run from the 2nd OS, D in my case, it'll scan C first then D, running the scan from C, same.

    Regards - Charles
  3. controler

    controler Guest

    And I have suggested using a RAM drive with a virtual OS loaded but never did get any comments.

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