CmdrTaco from the have-you-been-pwn3d-lately dept.
Brian writes "In the wake of news that Microsoft is developing prototype software to detect rootkits, SysInternals has released a free rootkit detection tool named RootkitRevealer for all Windows systems NT4+. RootkitRevealer works by "comparing the results of a system scan at the highest level with that at the lowest level," and detects every known rootkit at rootkit.com. They also report that it is impossible to know for sure that a given system is clean from within it, but that defeating their tool would require a level of sophistication not yet seen. You can download RootkitRevealer."
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