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bill

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Microsoft rootkit removal tool
« 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.
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Re: Microsoft rootkit removal tool
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2011, 06:50:23 AM »
Nice find Bill.  I like it.

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Re: Microsoft rootkit removal tool
« 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  :P
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Re: Microsoft rootkit removal tool
« 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. ;-)