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    New Sysinternals utility

    If you've been reading about threats to your PC well being recently you may have noticed articles about some bad stuff called root kits. Well, the well know Sysinternals guys have released a new utlity Sysinternals Freeware - Utilities for Windows NT and Windows 2000 - RootkitRevealer.

    From the site:
    "Introduction
    RootkitRevealer is an advanced root kit detection utility. It runs on Windows NT
    4 and higher and its output lists Registry and file system API discrepancies that
    may indicate the presence of a user-mode or kernel-mode rootkit. RootkitRevealer successfully detects all persistent rootkits published at www.rootkit.com, including AFX, Vanquish and HackerDefender (note: RootkitRevealer is not intended to detect rootkits like Fu that don't attempt to hide their files or registry keys).

    What is a Rootkit?
    The term rootkit is used to describe the mechanisms and techniques whereby malware,
    including viruses, spyware, and trojans, attempt to hide their presence from spyware blockers, antivirus, and system management utilities. There are several rootkit classifications depending on whether the malware survives reboot and whether it executes in user mode or kernel mode."

    NOTE: IMO, this is only for the experienced and adventurous users.

    Joe
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    Re: New Sysinternals utility

    Good stuff, Joe! The SysInternals chaps are exceptionally useful, are they not?

    John
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    Re: New Sysinternals utility

    John,

    Yes, they certainly are.

    Joe
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