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Sometimes, programs are automatically installed in the machine. They can be malicious and may affect the system and the computer's performance. To prevent such situation, the right tool to the example of Rootkit Hunter is needed.

Key Features

Scan: the main function of Rootkit Hunter is to get rid of almost all infections of the computer. To do this, it performs a thorough scan of the machine to detect any potential threat.

Tests: apart from the scan, this program will also test incorrect permissions on executable files, binary files and perform a MD5 comparison. In short, it will perform tests to the bottom of the system to find rootkits, backdoors and viruses.

Virus base: Rootkit Hunter consists of a database where a complete list of known rootkits and threats is available. It is then able to recognize them automatically either they are Variante A, ADM Worm, AjaKit, APa Kit, Apache Worm or anything else.


Rootkit Hunter is provided with a user-friendly and intuitive interface.
Its installation and handling are easy.
This is a freeware.


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