Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08.00

Panda Anti-Rootkit is a program that uses latest generation technology to detect and remove rootkits
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.

Reviewed by , last updated on January 30th, 2013


file size:
304 KB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Panda Security
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows 2K / XP
category:
C: \ Antivirus
download hub:
Detect Rootkit

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What's New in version 1.07.00
  • Capable of deactivating unknown rootkits. We consider "unknown" a rootkit for which Panda AntiRootkit does not have a deactivation routine. This does not mean that Panda does not know about the rootkit. Rather that we have not yet included the full deactivation routine in Panda AntiRootkit. But now you'll be able to deactivate all rootkits. By default you'll be presented with deactivation of known rootkits plus the option to deactivate any unknown rootkits found on your system.
  • Deletes registry keys transparently. Up to version 1.06 we only deleted the necessary registry keys to deactivate the rootkit and prevent it from functioning. Some leftover keys made some users worry about incomplete deactivation. Version 1.07 now transparently deletes all rootkit associated registry keys for piece of mind.
  • Cleaner interface. We have cleaned the results window for a more efficient use of available space. Now a mouse-over a detected object will present you with its type (file, process, ADS, registry, etc.).
  • Various improvements have also been made to the disinfection of unknown rootkits, some false positives reported by some of you, and more deactivation routines.
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Panda Anti-Rootkit was designed to be a small application that will use the latest generation technology to detect and...

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