Malwarebytes & Rootkits

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Rainwalker, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. Rainwalker

    Rainwalker Registered Member

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    Is Malwarebytes all that good on rootkits. It seems it was not that long ago rootkit interest/talk was very common. Seems not to be the case lately. Why is that?
     
  2. Nightwalker

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    I think Malwarebytes has a good detection of rootkits, its standalone solution worked pretty well in the gold age of Anti-rootkit hysteria.
    Nowadays people dont worry too much about rootkits; the reason, mainly, was the rising of x64 CPUs along with Windows kernel patch protection (Patchguard).

    The hysteria now is all about Powershell and Fileless malware, lets see how many years this trend will last.
     
  3. Rainwalker

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    OK...thanks Nightwalker. As long as there is hysteria things are more or less as they have always been.
     
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    Powershell-based attacks have an estimated life (based on experts predictions) of 5 years from now because of MS focusing on eradicating such threats.

    However fileless attacks using metasploits are expected to live long...
     
  5. boredog

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    Scanning for rootkits is not enabled during default install anymore.
     
  6. Bill_Bright

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    Was it ever enabled by default? I remember complaining about that long ago. The reason given for it not being enabled by default was it increased scan times too much.
     
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