Posts Tagged ‘rootkit’

Bitdefender Releases Rootkit Remover Tool for Windows

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Dealing with rootkits can be a real challenge, but here’s a new tool that can make that challenge somewhat easier …

Rootkits are usually harder to identify and remove than regular malware due to the way these programs integrate themselves on a computer system. It is probably thanks to Sony and the company’s infamous music CD rootkit that a larger audience became aware of rootkits in general and how dangerous they are.


Microsoft Releases Critical Windows Security Update

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Windows users take heed; this one looks like a very important security update … for a change.

Back in October a rootkit was discovered that exploits a critical security vulnerability in the Windows operating system. We covered a detection and removal tool two days ago that would scan a PC and remove any traces of the Duqu rootkit from a system.


Duqu Zero-Day Exploit Discovered – Removal Tool Released

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

If you’ve been bitten by the Duqu bug, here’s a tool that might help you to get rid of it …

If you have been following security news lately you may have already heard about the Duqu rootkit that combines the technology of the Stuxnet rootkit with a backdoor trojan and keylogger. Duqu has been discovered on October 18 and infection reports have started to come in soon thereafter.


NoVirusThanks Anti-Rootkit Free

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

These lesser-known anti-virus programs make me nervous … sometimes free anti-virus programs end up being more of a threat than the viruses that they claim to keep out.

It sometimes pays of to occasionally scan a computer system with another virus scanner. We all know that no security software in the world can protect against every known threat. Even if the software catches 99,9% of all malicious files it still means that every 1,000th file slips through.


How to Detect a 64-bit Alureon Rootkit Infection

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

No matter what platform you choose, you can be certain that somebody has taken the time to create malware for it …

Alureon, or TDL, TLD3 and Tidserv, is the first rootkit that can infect 64-bit Windows PCs. Before that, only 32-bit systems were affected by rootkits, and many Windows users realized that in February, when Microsoft patch MS10-015 caused infected machines to display a blue screen. It obviously was not Microsoft’s fault back then, which was first assumed by professionals and users alike. It turned out after some research that the TLD3 rootkit was responsible for that behavior.


Stuxnet Rootkit Remover

Friday, July 30th, 2010

I haven’t tried this one myself, but if you’re plagued by Stuxnet, then you might want to check this out …

Stuxnet is family of new threats that have emerged in mid July 2010, with the majority of infected computer systems in Iran, Indonesia, India and the US. The rootkit is distributed by direct attacks, email, infected executables and the recently discovered lnk shortcut security vulnerability in Windows.