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Grisoft offers free rootkit fighting tool

AVG Anti-Rootkit can detect and remove malicious software used to hide other nefarious applications on PCs.

Grisoft, maker of AVG Internet security tools, on Tuesday introduced AVG Anti-Rootkit. The new, free product detects and removes rootkits, malicious software used by cybercrooks to hide other nefarious software on PCs.

Anti-Rootkit is available in English only. Other security firms also offer rootkit detection and removal tools, and it is a feature in products from vendors including Symantec and McAfee.