Gmer anti Rootkit?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by WilliamP, Sep 17, 2006.

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  1. WilliamP

    WilliamP Registered Member

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    Has anyone used this program? I am looking at Rootkit detection programs. I have seen that this one is supposed to be good and free. Please provide any info you can.
     
  2. Bubba

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    A forum search turned up numerous threads that might interest you and the below one has numerous member comments concerning this program.

    Gmer....newish rootkit detector ?
     
  3. WilliamP

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    Thank you Bubba. I have read the posts and now I'm confused. kareldjag doesn't seem to think it is very good.
     
  4. SirMalware

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    Yes, many times. A newer version was just released. It's very powerful so you have to be careful. Remember that no rootkit detector is 100%, there are newer rootkits that can hide from GMER.

    Pros:
    • A strong, versatile utility
    • Detailed log files
    • Works in Safe Mode
    • Covers many different areas such as the file system, the registry, SSDT, IRP, and IDT calls

    Cons:
    • Various bugs in the program
    • Too powerful, dangerous if a novice user makes a wrong choice
    • Not enough documentation
    • Home made, no warranty.
     
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  6. SystemJunkie

    SystemJunkie Resident Conspiracy Theorist

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    damn, that sounds serious..

    beside what is a DKOH variant?
     
  7. yankinNcrankin

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    Yep gmer is very powerful, I almost froze up my system from startin up when I enabled the various features it has.:D
     
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    Same power here :)
    Prefer IceSword and Blacklight. This combination should do the Job.
     
  9. SystemJunkie

    SystemJunkie Resident Conspiracy Theorist

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    No Gmer is better, SSDT Restorer, but one thing lacks, the Raide Beta feature to unhook the whole System Service Descriptor Table in one click!
     
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