Emsisoft Anti-Malware 6.0.0.57

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware protects your PC from malware-based hacker attacks. Its special capabilities in dealing with trojans, worms, dialers and spyware make it an indispensable enhancement to any

Warning on stealthy Windows rootkit

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Security experts are warning about a stealthy Windows rootkit that steals login details for online bank accounts. In the last month, the malicious program has racked up about 5,000 victims - most of whom are...

Sony pleads innocent in latest rootkit fiasco

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Sony says the rootkit-like behavior of a device driver used to run its biometric Micro Vault USM-F thumb drive was unintentional. McAfee has joined F-Secure in criticising Sony for allowing such a mistake to happen....

McAfee Rootkit Detective 1.0

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McAfee Rootkit Detective Beta is a program designed and developed by McAfee Avert Labs to proactively detect and clean rootkits that are running on the system. McAfee Rootkit Detective should only be used by knowledgeable...

Can a Rootkit Be Certified for Vista?

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Forget what Microsoft says about Vista being the most secure version of Windows yet. More to the point, what do the hackers think of it? In a nutshell, they think it's an improvement, but at...

FTC finally settles with Sony BMG over rootkit

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Sony BMG started with a class-action lawsuit, continued with a settlement with state attorneys general and ended with the federal government. I use the term "ended" very loosely. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced...

McAfee Rootkit Detective 1.0.0.41 Beta

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McAfee Rootkit Detective Beta is a program designed and developed by McAfee Avert Labs to proactively detect and clean rootkits that are running on the system. McAfee Rootkit Detective should only be used by knowledgeable...

Sophos Ships Rootkit Removal Tool

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Enterprise anti-virus vendor Sophos on Aug. 23 released a free rootkit detection and removal tool alongside a warning that the stealthy malware threat is a legitimate security concern for businesses. Sophos, of Lynnfield, Mass., said...

Symantec Caught in Rootkit Controversy

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Symantec has been forced to fix a "flaw" in Norton SystemWorks which could possibly allow malware authors to hide files from users. While the feature is designed to prevent SystemWorks users from accidentally deleting...

Sony to settle rootkit row

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Sony BMG has struck a deal in a class actionlawsuit over copy-restriction software it used in music CDs, resulting in major benefits to consumers. Free music downloads and cash refunds could soon beoffered to...

ARIES (Sony) Rootkit Remover

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During autumn 2005, Sony included rootkit-style content-protection software on approximately 4.7 million CDs of over 50 artists worldwide exposing consumer PCs to security holes. The XCP rootkit, developed by First4Internet, was inadvertently placed on unsuspecting...

Texas Sues Sony Over Rootkit

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Under its new anti-spyware law, the State of Texas has sued Sony BMG Music Entertainment, on the grounds that its much-maligned XCP anti-piracy software included on numerous recent releases has left customers' computers open to...

Sony's DRM Rootkit Comes in Mac Flavor, Too

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Sony says it will discontinue distribution of its DRM software, which could pose a "rootkit" security threat to users. But does that include the OS X version? Sony is reportedly pulling its...

Sony's Rootkit Benefits WOW Hackers

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World of Warcraft hackers have confirmed that the hiding capabilities of Sony BMG's content protection software can make tools made for cheating in the online world impossible to detect. The software--deemed a "rootkit" by many...

AIM Worm Installs Rootkit

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FaceTime Security Labs reported on Friday that a variant of the Sdbot worm has been making it's way around the AOL Instant Messenger network (AIM) via chats and instant messaging. Symptoms of an...

Rootkit Detection Coming to Windows AntiSpyware

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Microsoft plans to integrate rootkit detection technology from its Strider Ghostbuster research project into future versions of the Windows AntiSpyware application, Ziff Davis Internet News has learned. Strider Ghostbuster, a prototype tool developed...

Rootkit Revealer 1.5

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Rootkit Revealer is an advanced root kit detection utility. It runs on Windows NT 4 and higher and its output lists Registry and file system API discrepancies that may indicate the presence of a user-mode...

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