PowerTool is a security tool developed to offer you a simple means of keeping your computer clean of rootkit viruses and fixing kernel structure modifications.
Rootkit viruses act on an administrative privileges and hide inside certain processes or applications. They can exploit certain system vulnerabilities that might lead to loss of personal information or even system override.
PowerTool scans and analyzes files at kernel level which means that the scans get as thorough as possible. The application displays a comprehensive interface with a tabbed structure which makes it very easy to use and navigate.
It’s separated into sections such as ‘System’, ‘Process’, ‘Kernel Module’, ‘Application’, ‘Registry’, ‘Services’ and ‘Startup’ which means that it covers all the crucial system file types that may be subjected to infection. The application doesn't just detect problems, it can also fix them. With it you are able to repair Registry Editor and Task Manager problems and various typical errors.
Since malware components are able to alter the kernels structure of your system, the application allows you to lock certain privileges. For example, you can have PowerTool forbid the creation of processes and threads, disable registry editing and deny creating of any files.
The application also provides features that allow you to locate the scanned files on your computer, verify their signatures and dump memory, and even upload them online to be scanned for malicious content. As far as Startup goes, the application offers you a full list of all the process that run and enables you to backup a selected file or delete it.
PowerTool comes with a self-protect feature that you can certainly make use of especially since you can also have the application run in the background immediately after you login to your Windows account.
In closing, if you’re looking for an autonomous way of keeping track of any kernel changes on your system and removing rootkit viruses, then you can certainly try PowerTool.