Hidden Objects / Rootkits?

  john bunyan 10:13 26 Apr 2010

I have W7 64 bit, Free Avira anti virus, Malawarebytes and Spywareblaster. Waiting for SAS to issue 64 bit version. When I run Avira, it reports no viruses , no warnings. It does mention 5 "Hidden Objects". Malawarebytes shows no warnings. When I had SAS it somtimes found a few items that were missed by MAB - these were Google and MS things which seemed harmless. Do I let sleeping dogs lie, or is there some safe way of seeing what these hidden objects are?

  birdface 11:03 26 Apr 2010

Maybe give this a run it does say 64bit as well.

click here

  john bunyan 11:41 26 Apr 2010

Will give it a try, but it asks for a lot of info. registration etc

  birdface 13:00 26 Apr 2010

Yes sorry about that.Not that keen on giving info either.
Had a look for more but never seen one for W/7 64Bit.
Maybe someone else can suggest another one for you to use.

  Woolwell 13:08 26 Apr 2010

I doubt that the hidden objects are a problem.

  john bunyan 16:30 26 Apr 2010

Yes I thought that. I have noticed no actual problems.
buteman. Thanks also - I will wait and see

  john bunyan 08:42 28 Apr 2010

I think this is solved. In the end I updadated MAB and Avira and when I ran Avira in safe mode no hidden objects showed. I suspect these were not rootkits after all but Avira or MAB registry items.

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