whats the best rootkit and trojan finder

Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by winterlord, Jan 27, 2011.

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  1. winterlord

    winterlord Registered Member

    hi i am looking for a good rootkit finder preferably one that is easy to use but if not thats ok to.

  2. adam993

    adam993 Registered Member

    Gmer :thumb:or Sophos Antirootkit
  3. Kernelwars

    Kernelwars Registered Member

    prevx, hitman pro, dr. web cureit:D :D
  4. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

    -GMER, UnHackMe, Teazer Rootkit Razor, and for TDSS (Kaspersky).
    -Prevx, HMP, EAM, and Dr.Web CureIt!

    MBAM, SAS, EAM, Dr.Web CureIt!, HMP etc.
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2011
  5. winterlord

    winterlord Registered Member

    ok i used gmer and noticed that most of the upper check boxes on right hand side are greyed out. is there a payed version of this or?
  6. Searching_ _ _

    Searching_ _ _ Registered Member

    Depends on skills, some peeps at this forum don't need to use an ARK to find RK's, they use debuggers to analyze code and are familiar with all of the tricks used by malwares.
    Others are Tool Operators, like myself, less skilled relying on the data we are given by the tool to determine our direction.

    GMER is so often used that malware authors have designed around it.
    When something is active on the system there will sometimes be a lack of information, crashing, or non working features of the tool. It's a clue that something is not right and requires further attention.
    At GMER's default settings, after it completes it's preliminary scan, all check boxes on the right should be accessible. If not, then something is wrong.

    There are many ARK's available, check out kernelmode.info forum for a very thorough list.
  7. Cutting_Edgetech

    Cutting_Edgetech Registered Member

    For rootkits: GMER, Sophos Antirootkit, MBAM, Prevx, & HMP. I believe GMER is the best though. I've also heard that Combo fix is great, but i've never used it myself and it can be dangerous to use if you don't know what your doing.

    Trojans: Avira, Gdata, Kasparsky, HMP, & Hijack This.
  8. cm1971

    cm1971 Registered Member

    I second this. If you use Combo Fix be careful as you can mess your PC up if you don't know what you are doing with it.
  9. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

    Are GMER "safe" to use, I mean will it not make any problems in your pc after it disabled and deleted what it finds?
  10. Noob

    Noob Registered Member

    EAM is a great tool.
    As others mentioned: HMP, GMER, Combofix (Although i've never used it, lots of people recommend it)
  11. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

    Trojans: MBAM
  12. sm1

    sm1 Registered Member

    Trend Micro Rootkit Buster is easier to use. But like any other anti rootkit it is important to analyse the results.
  13. tipo

    tipo Registered Member

    tizer rootkit razor looks good and doing a great job. :thumb:
  14. Cutting_Edgetech

    Cutting_Edgetech Registered Member

    I have used GMER to remove rootkits before with no problems. If you mistakenly remove any important system files then you will definitely have serious problems. So if your not sure then always seek guidance from a professional before removing anything.
  15. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

    Oh, yes! :thumb:
  16. zip

    zip Registered Member

    Gmer is built into avast!, Gmer is now owned by avast!.

    The developer of Gmer now works for avast!.

    IMHO, Gmer is the best rootkit finder.

    I like MalwareBytes Antimalware Free for scanning for trojans.
  17. dr pan k

    dr pan k Registered Member

    this is the complete list of anti-rootkits here

    besides gmer concider RKU, comes in free and "microsoft" flavour
  18. MrBrian

    MrBrian Registered Member

  19. AssassinKID

    AssassinKID Registered Member

    I'm a total noob @ rootkit detecting/removing. So what is the easiest rootkit finder to use? thanks
  20. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Hitman Pro or an AV Rescue CD like Dr.Web.
  21. AssassinKID

    AssassinKID Registered Member

    K, thanks, I've got them both! :thumb:
  22. 031

    031 Registered Member

    First try the scanners provided by various antivirus vendors. If that doesn't work then go for complex tools like Gmer. Here are some good scanners:
    1. Dr. web cure it

    2. Kaspersky AVP tool.

    3.Microsoft Safety Scanner

    4.Fsecure Easy clean.

    good luck.
  23. EboO

    EboO Registered Member

    Better than Gmer (include in avast and Mbam) you can use Icesword, but it's not designed for vista and 7.
  24. Spooony

    Spooony Registered Member

  25. AssassinKID

    AssassinKID Registered Member

    Good threads with good suggestions. Thanks all! :thumb:
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