Panda Anti-Rootkit is a Windows security solution developed by Panda Security and supposed to protect your computer against rootkits, thus adding a new layer of security to the system.
Although most antivirus products already sport anti-rootkit features, Panda Anti-Rootkit may come in very handy, especially thanks to the fact that it's very easy to use, thus targeting beginners too.
The application has been developed as a wizard, so the three provided steps should be enough to make sure that your computer is running free of rookits.
Once you open the tool, Panda Anti-Rootkit informs that the scanning process checks the running processes and drivers, the Windows registry and the locally stored files, offering you the option to initiate an in-depth scan. However, choosing this particular mode also requires a system reboot.
In addition, Panda Anti-Rootkit provides an automatic update tool to search online for more recent versions, thus making sure that you get the best possible protection.
The scanning process goes blazing fast and in case it finds some suspicious content on the system, you can even send them to the developer for a detailed analysis and thus help you determine if it should be removed or not.
Of course, the final step is actually the one that brings useful statistics, informing you about how many items have been scanned and the number of detected and removed rootkits.
Everything worked flawlessly during our test, but keep in mind that Panda Anti-Rootkit works exclusively on Windows XP.
All in all, since it works so fast, Panda Anti-Rootkit is worth a try. Otherwise, most antivirus products already offer such anti-rootkit features, so it may very well be a waste of time.
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