aswMBR is a free rootkit scanner that has been designed to detect MBR/VBR/SRV rootkits such as ZAaccess, MBRroot/Sinowal, Whistler, Cidox, TDL4/3/Alureon, Pihar etc. aswMBR is thorough in it's ability to scan for rootkits that are associated with malware programs and can remove them when your 'standard' antivirus is not able to.
As almost all rootkits alter the existing Master Boot Record, aswMBR has a powerful feature that allows it to write a new Master Boot Record. The FixMBR button will remove the suspected/infected Master Boot Record and write a fresh one.
Key features include:
- Lightweight and fast.
- Powerful and efficient.
- FixMBR can write a new Master Boot Record.
aswMBR is a powerful application that does exactly what it is designed to do, and it performs it quickly. The only downside is that it is aimed at users who have advanced computer knowledge and can interpret the data, therefore if you are a novice user, this application is not for you. That having been said, it is a great tool, which, when combined with Avast Free Antivirus can provide you with good all-round protection against malware attacks.