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« on: June 02, 2011, 01:22:14 AM »

Microsoft has a beta tool out that will allow you to remove rootkits and other malware. It's buried in their site and not promoted at all. Judging from the language used it's a tool recommended by Microsoft Support when customers have a really messed up system. However it looks like a useful addition to the average IT guy's arsenal. I've seen some pretty badly compromised systems recently and normally I just nuke the entire OS and start over, but there are cases where removal of the problem malware would be a real time saver.

They have 2 ISO images available; 32-bit and 64-bit. I'll be adding these CDs to my collection.
Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Beta
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2011, 06:50:23 AM »

Nice find Bill.  I like it.
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2011, 10:31:22 AM »

I've burnt one just in case. I'm experimenting with different virus scanners a bit: one day I'm gonna run into one that proves to be sh*te  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2011, 04:37:36 PM »

Rootkits work below the OS, so this is a Windows image that works below that level.  I used this today and found something on a computer in a local bar. That unit gets infected with everything. ;-)
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