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Rootkit software

by phil66 / November 24, 2006 2:26 AM PST

I have just installed two rootkit programs

Sophos Rootkit
When I run it there are no hidden items

Rootkit Revealer
First run show 4 items 2 in security\policies\secrets
1 in preftech and 1 in system restore

On the second scan it found 5 items 2 in security
3 in system restore.The prefetch item did not show on this scan

When checking regedit for items hklm security would not expand should I have uploaded hives..

Why is there no way to clean from rootkit revealer
Am I wasting time trying to use rootkit revealer
Is sophos the more accurate of the two program or should I be using some other program

This is my first attempt at running rootkits so any help will be appreciated


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by Marianna Schmudlach / November 24, 2006 5:02 AM PST
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there are more......

Please run this brand new Catchme rootkit tool by Gmer.
Download catchme.exe to your desktop.

Double click catchme.exe to run it.

Open catchme.log to see the results.


Please download BitDefender RootkitUncover and save it to your desktop.

Double click the bitdefender_antirootkit-BETA2 icon
Review the licence agreement and check the I accept the licence agreement box
Then click Next > and Scan
Allow the program to scan your computer - please be patient as it may take some time.....Once the scan has completed, click Next > IF any items are found, they will be show.



Please download the Sophos Anti-Rootkit Scanner and save it to your desktop.

You will need to enter your name, e-mail address and location in order to access the download page.

Once you have downloaded the file, double click the sarsfx icon
Review the licence agreement and click on the Accept button
The scanner will prompt you to extract the files to C:\SOPHTEMP - DO NOT change this location, simply click the Install button

Once the files have been extracted; using Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\SOPHTEMP and double click on the blue shield icon called sargui
Ensure that there are checkmarks next to Running processes, Windows registry and Local hard drives, then click Start scan
Allow the program to scan your computer - please be patient as it may take some time
Once the scan has completed a window will pop-up with the results of the scan - click OK to this
In the main window, you will see each of the entries found by the scan (if any)


Here are more:


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and another one.....
by Marianna Schmudlach / November 24, 2006 5:06 AM PST
In reply to: Ray.....
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by phil66 / November 24, 2006 11:42 AM PST
In reply to: and another one.....

Hi Marianna

Ran Catch Me,Bit Defender and Sophos and all three showed no hidden files or processes.

I like Bit Defender and Sophos. Catch Me ok but I am partial to Bit Defender as I use there on line scanner for a second opinion.

I have been using sophos for sometime now and was looking for a second opinion.

Thanks to your info I am now satisfied with two rootkit scanners.

Thanks for all the help once again.

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(NT) Ray, You Are Very Welcome :)
by Marianna Schmudlach / November 24, 2006 2:05 PM PST
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Regarding: Rootkit Revealer
by Marianna Schmudlach / November 24, 2006 6:31 AM PST
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RKR and Reviews
by Bugbatter / November 24, 2006 10:25 AM PST
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by phil66 / November 24, 2006 11:48 AM PST
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Hi Bugbatter

I found out that it did not clean on the first scan.

The items it listed could not be found in the registry as listed or in the other system files.

I do not like deleting something I cannot find.

I have found to many false positives making me leary of just deleting anything a scanner finds.

Thanks for the reply

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