Avira Rootkit Detection Beta available

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Stefan Kurtzhals, Sep 6, 2006.

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  1. Stefan Kurtzhals

    Stefan Kurtzhals AV Expert

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  2. rdsu

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    This will be free?
     
  3. bs259

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    i thought the beta version of antivirus with firewall had anti rootkits already?, if it doesnt will it be included in the final version? also i beleive spysweeper has rootkit detection, will there be any conflicts with either the seperate beta test or if rootkits are included in final anti virus w/firewall beta?
     
  4. trjam

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    It is my understanding this only detects active rootkits and not the inactive one stored inside files. In that case the Avira AntiVir on-demand scanner tool must be used.
     
  5. Chubb

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    The scan is very fast, scanning 61 process and 15,982 files in 24 seconds only!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

    But it didn't scan the registry, although I have ticked to scan the registry.

    Not sure if I have missed something.
     
  6. nicM

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    Great news, this new tool :D .

    It did work fine here, scanning in 2.30, which is fast, and showing all hidden stuff, including hidden startup keys, during a test :thumb: .

    Removal features are not implemented yet though.

    nicM
     
  7. kdm31091

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    I'll pass. I hate rootkit detection apps with no removal skills. Just my opinion but it reminds me of some other trial security stuff: "You have problems, but pay money to fix them!"

    I know that isn't the case here, but if I use an app, I like it to remove what it finds.
     
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