Do AVs and AMs scan for rootkits now ?

  setecio 15:21 01 Oct 2009
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Do the Antiviruses and AntiMalware programs scan for rootkits now. A few years ago it was necessary to use a specific AntiRootkit scanner such as Panda AntiRootkit . What is the story these days ?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:38 01 Oct 2009

Malwarebytes, Superantispware and Avast all scan for rootkits.

  oldbeefer2 15:40 01 Oct 2009

"Microsoft Security Essentials put up no false positives (flagging of benign software), and it got a near-perfect score overall in detecting and cleaning rootkits and malware infections. It detected and disabled every infection, and although ...."

  woodchip 15:57 01 Oct 2009
  setecio 15:59 01 Oct 2009

So a good AV and a good AM covers the bases eg Avast plus either Malwarebytes or SuperAntiSpyware

  setecio 16:05 01 Oct 2009

That is interesting about Microsoft's Security Essentials. click here&

Is this the same as OneCare ?

SE click here

OneCare click here

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