Microsoft Releases Sony Rootkit Hunter's Tools

Nearly four months after hiring Sony rootkit whistleblower Mark Russinovich, Microsoft has moved his company's software to its Web site and has released a new Windows system tool that can help fight hackers. The freeware products, now known as Windows Sysinternals were made available on Microsoft's Web site earlier this week. They are based on the code that Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell had been distributing on before Microsoft bought their company, Winternals Software, in July

"The tools are the same as what was on the original Sysinternal site with the exception of some updates and the release of Process Monitor," said Russinovich in an e-mail interview. Process Monitor is new software, based on code from two Sysinternals tools, which keeps track of activity on the Windows file system and registry and is designed to help Windows administrators with troubleshooting and malware detection.

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