Rootkit detection software...

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Comp01, Aug 15, 2004.

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  1. Comp01

    Comp01 Registered Member

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    I am wondering, is there any free software to help detect rootkits, or a way to do so?
     
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    Is it safe to use?
     
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    I am having no probs using it and nothing unexpected happens on my machine.

    Gerard
     
  5. cantthinkof1

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    http://www.3wdesign.es/entrada.html

    This is a direct link to the Spanish manufacturor.I don't speak a word of Spanish,but some of the other software offered sounds a tad dodgy.

    I hope those are *patches/protection* against exploits,as opposed to the exploits themselves.Can any Spanish speakers lay my mind to rest?

    Sorry to sound paranoid,but I am very cautious were apps I haven't heard of are concerned.
     
  6. Sorry,I didn't capture the full link.

    You'll have to click where it says: seguridad informática
     
  7. Does anyone know if rootkits can work on Windows 9x/me operating systems, or are they just something users of nt/2k/xp have to worry about? Thanks.
     
  8. The RKDetector is an awful piece of software.Its database is woefully lacking as it identified several .dlls as "hooked" then swept through my harddrive like an Conquistado on crack attempting to disable componants of my firewall,anti virus scanner and Object Desktop.

    It was most unfortunate that it arbitrarilly carries out these actions without even seeking confirmation from a judicious human being with eyes and powers of reason.

    I suggest this company makes its database more extensive in order that it may correctly identify less well-known anti-virus and firewall packages.Furthermore,there ought to be a means by which the computer operative is asked for confirmation before any attempts to terminate processes are made.

    Clearly,this is a specialist piece of kit.A newbie running it could make their system incredibly vulnerable by believing the false-positives to be correct.They'd then skip off onto the Internet oblivious to the fact this programme had successfully terminated their firewall and anti-virus protection.

    Incidentally,one of the two web addresses listed in the text file accompanying the app is as follows:

    hxxp://www.haxorcitos.com -mmm,small clue in the name.

    Luckilly,I have a test machine and the subsequent re-install of the O.S. was no hassle.Just thought I'd let everyone reading know to handle this app with caution.It is at an immature stage in its development.
     
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