BitDefender Rootkit Remover is out

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  1. Romagnolo1973

    Romagnolo1973 Registered Member

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    http://labs.bitdefender.com/projects/rootkit-remover/rootkit-remover/

    The Bitdefender Rootkit Remover deals with known rootkits quickly and effectively making use of award-winning Bitdefender malware removal technology. Unlike other similar tools, Bitdefender Rootkit Remover can be launched immediately, without the need to reboot into safe mode first (although a reboot may be required for complete cleanup).

    Rootkit Remover deals easily with Mebroot, all TDL families (TDL/SST/Pihar), Mayachok, Mybios, Plite, XPaj, Whistler, Alipop, Cpd, Fengd, Fips, Guntior, MBR Locker, Mebratix, Niwa, Ponreb, Ramnit, Stoned, Yoddos, Yurn, Zegost and also cleans infections with Necurs (the last rootkit standing). Please note that the list is a bit outdated - new rootkit families are added as they become known.

    Both x86 and x64 Rootkit Remover kits are available, please choose the appropriate one for your system.
     
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    Does it have the option to only create a log and don't remove/cure/quarantine, etc.?
     
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    Nice to see another option. Third party reviews would be nice to see too. Have you tried it and can you comment on scan time, or anything else? :) I've been using TDSSkiller from Kaspersky because it doesn't require SAFE mode and is fast, but I don't know if it's as comprehensive as this new BDRR.
     
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    double post sorry
     
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    Me too i'm using Kaspy TDSSkiller and is great.
    I've tried BD RR 64bit and is realy fast, only 2 second scan and it said no rootkit on your system
    So it's working fast and with no issue but I don't know if in case of rootkit it use the famous (and bad) autopilot technology purging the rootkit and even some FP or it let you manage files before deletion as Kaspy and other can.
    But is nice to see new Antirootkit solution from BD and Malwarebytes

    I still prefer Kaspersky TDSKiller because is one single exe working on 32 and 64 bit, nice tool stored in my pendrive even if coul be more limited. Kaspersky does not provide a lot of info about what kind of rootkit TSDK can detect
     
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    The tool is an update to the version first released in December 2011 -http://www.hotforsecurity.com/blog/new-bitdefender-tool-allows-bootkit-disinfection-1238.html
    Thanks for the heads-up that it has been updated.
     
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    Is this tool portable or does it need to be installed?
     
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    Portable.
     
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    Thanks, I'll give it a go.
     
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    Gave it a go, but a warning it's basically a advertisement tool for BD.

    You get a huge popup while it's scanning, I couldn't tell what it scanned or if it even did at all.
     
  12. DBone

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    Thanks for the heads up. Guess I'll stay with MBAR.
     
  13. Romagnolo1973

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    Wow this Bitdefender guys are on a roll. BD Free - 60 Second Scan - Rootkit Remover.
    Really nice for all of us - and cheap :D

    I tried this and after waiting for the full program to "install" see Local/Temp/BDRemovalTool it scans in under one second, almost instant? Im not sure its working like intended...
     
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    me too...



    PS: Ciao, Romagnolo.
    Hai capito chi sono, no?
     
  16. G1111

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    I think its only scanning the boot sector and not running processes, etc.
     
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    Better closing icon now.
     

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