Trend Micro RootkitBuster is a free rootkit scanner that allows you to perform scan for hidden files, registry entries, processes, drivers, and hooked system servicers and MBR. RootkitBuster can also remove the hidden files and registry entries.
Rootkits are malware that carry out malicious activity on your computer system. Most of the rootkits have the ability to hide drivers, processes, and registry entries that implement common system APIs. Other interesting Rootkit remover software: Sophos Anti-Rootkit.
The Master Boot Record (MBR) is used to detect the root kit and hidden MBR content. In addition, it can detect all types of MBR rootkit in the wild. MBR rootkits had emerge in the wild since 2007. The new variants of MBR rootkit continue to appear in the wild.
The MBR scan can be implement before the file scan by choosing the Files and Master Boot Record (MBR) option and click on Scan. If the current target shows that the RootkitBuster is in the process of scanning the files, the MBR rootkit scan should be over.
RootkitBuster offers a feature which allow you to detect the MBR rootkit. If you want to clean a MBR rootkit, you can use the fixmbr command of Microsoft Recovery Console.
RootkitBuster is the only scanner that can detect all MBR rootkit variations on the supporting operating system. RootkitBuster can detect most of the active rootkits based on the most updated review by avtest.org,
RootkitBuster is a free rootkit scanner. RootkitBuster supports multiple operating system including 32 bits Windows 2000, Windows 2003,Windows Xp Home/Professional, and Windows Vista SP1. RootkitBuster does not support 64 bits operating systems.