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RootkitRevealer for Windows

1.71

Microsoft SysInternals(Free)

User rating6

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RootkitRevealer is an advanced rootkit 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 many persistent rootkits 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).

Since persistent rootkits work by changing API results so that a system view using APIs differs from the actual view in storage, RootkitRevealer compares the results of a system scan at the highest level with that at the lowest level. The highest level is the Windows API and the lowest level is the raw contents of a file system volume or Registry hive (a hive file is the Registry's on-disk storage format).

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Thus, rootkits, whether user mode or kernel mode, that manipulate the Windows API or native API to remove their presence from a directory listing, for example, will be seen by RootkitRevealer as a discrepancy between the information returned by the Windows API and that seen in the raw scan of a FAT or NTFS volume's file system structures.

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Technical

Title:
RootkitRevealer 1.71 for Windows
Requirements:
  • Windows XP,
  • Windows 2000,
  • Windows NT
Language:
English
License:
Free
Date added:
Saturday, November 11th 2006
Author:
Microsoft SysInternals

https://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals

SHA-1:
e32fc009c9c27c4448f0ba020d3a22e8f9e883d1

RootkitRevealer for PC

1.71

Microsoft SysInternals(Free)

User rating6

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