Rootkits

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by tomdy2k, Jul 10, 2013.

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  1. tomdy2k

    tomdy2k Registered Member

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    My daughter called and a rootkit killed most everything the day she installed Norton 2013 anti virus..Is there a best rootkit blocker?
     
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    I assume she never created the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool(NBRT) CD?

    See if you/her can find someone else running NIS 2013 that has created one and burn you a copy of their CD. She can boot from that CD and run a scan. She will have to enter her NIS 2013 product key when NBRT starts up.

    I also believe the NIS 2013 DVD is bootable and I believe their is an option to run NBRT from that DVD.
     
  3. tomdy2k

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    TDSS killer..did I screw up..

    i ran it and it found forged file....I didn't realize that the drop down where it said skip was a suggestion..I deleted the file..Just hope it wasn't something i needed.:doubt:
     
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    Sandboxie doesn't block rootkits but it doesn't allow drivers to install. If you and your daughter start running your browsers sandboxed, the chances of getting infected by a rootkit while browsing are about none. In my opinion, Sandboxie helps prevent getting infected by a rootkit better than the programs that are supposed to be good at blocking them.

    Bo
     
  5. andyman35

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    Yes,since Anti-Rootkit tools are by and large reactive,SBIE's pro-active approach is superior.I'd be very surprised if any rootkit would be able to bypass a well configured Sandboxie.
     
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