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Apr 10 2007   10:23AM GMT

Out, out [darn] rootkit!



Posted by: Brein Matturro
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Network and application security
Open-source

Antivirus, firewall protection and security solution provider GRISOFT announced a new free tool for rootkit removal this morning. As the press release says:

“Rootkits are computer code that attempt to hide their actions and processes, making the job of detecting the code and the harmful processes very difficult,” explains Larry Bridwell, VP of Global Security Strategies of GRISOFT. “AVG Anti-Rootkit is developed to detect and destroy rootkits effectively, without bothering users with false alarms.”

The product’s web page boasts the following highlights:

  • Powerful cleaning due to advanced cleaning driver
  • Easy to use interface
  • Fast and efficient detection (even for NTFS-ADS objects)
  • Special interface for visually impaired people

GRISOFT’s solution, available for download on the site, promises to remove stubborn rootkits at a price any CFO will love. Leave Lady Macbeth in the dust. After all, what’s done is not always done. You have the power to rid your customer’s networks of tricky hidden malware without tugging on the purse strings.

Be sure to look at our open source security tools topic center for more no-cost hints and tips. And if you have an issue involving security threats and countermeasures that needs Macduff‘s touch, ask Russell Dean Vines your hardest questions.

- Julia Henderson

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