Rootkit Revealer

by Microsoft SysInternals

Advanced rootkit utility tool which detects errors present in the registry associated with rootkits

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Microsoft SysInternals

Release : Rootkit Revealer 1.71

Antivirus check: passed

Last revision: Last week

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RootKitRevealer is a Windows software program that is advanced but simple to use for beginners. The function of the program is that it shows the user errors in the registry and file system API. These errors could signify that there is a rootkit present in the system, be it of user-mode or kernel-mode. It is very reliable in the detection of existent rootkits in the system and thoroughly scans for them. This is ideal for anyone that is having issues, perhaps with an older, or maybe even a newer, PC or laptop, in terms of lag and performance. This program helps the user clean up any errors in the registry by detecting many commonly used rootkits.

It is vital that a user knows which rootkits are available in the system, as these can impact the performance of your device. Perhaps these rootkits would not be detectable otherwise, and so this program is vital for understanding the storage of your device. Although the command line option is no longer available, as seen in previous versions, this is a safety upgrade from malicious attacks to the software and its performance. This software program is very simple and easy to figure out, as users who use it are generally advanced in their technical ability as is.

Nonetheless, there are steps available for use in the case of brand new users who are experimenting with rootkits or their detection on the device. I would recommend this piece of software as one of the most reliable of its kind out there, and there is a reliable history of the program to prove it. It is quite an advanced rootkit utility and runs to have its output be file system or registry errors or any other things which look amiss. It is mainly used to detect rootkits that do attempt to hide their files, as these cannot be detected in any other way, and so to detect these rootkits such as AFX and Vanquish, a user must have this software program installed for clarity of the device and registry contents.

Overall I applaud the creators of the application for making this novel sort of software product that I think anyone from advanced users to beginner users would benefit from. It is quite a piece of work, is free to install and use, and is reliable at that. I will definitely use this program more when I begin to experiment with my registry even more and recommend this.

Detects many prominent rootkits and is very reliable in its performance and detection

  • Advanced rootkit detection
  • Targets rootkits associated with hidden files in the registry
  • Enables the user to detect errors in the registry and deal with them automatically
  • Quite simple for use and detects at a fast pace
  • Reliable in detecting many prominently used rootkits such as AFX and Vanquish
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner

Old but effective program that has a basic interface but is easy to understand, if you want to run a check on your computer from time to time, just to see if you had a rootkit installed without knowing it. This is the program.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner

If you're looking for a rootkit scanner then look no further than Rootkit Revealer for Windows. This program helps track down any rootkits on your device and then provides a list of all of the problematic discrepancies identified. I appreciate how effective and efficient its detective mechanisms are since it can even find the worst offenders, like HackerDefender as well as AFX.
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Euan X.

Rootkit Revealer is a free Windows-based rootkit detection tool developed by Sysinternals, a Microsoft subsidiary. It scans for the presence of rootkits on the system, which are malicious programs that are installed on computers without the user’s knowledge or consent. Rootkit Revealer looks for hidden drivers, hidden files, hidden registry keys, and hidden processes that are associated with rootkits. The software also performs a full system scan, which includes scanning all system files, the Master Boot Record, and any memory processes.
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Ruaridh V.

Rootkit Revealer is a powerful software that can detect and remove rootkits from a system. It is easy to use and provides a detailed report on the system's security status. It has a good detection rate and can be used to clean up malicious rootkits. It's user interface is intuitive and the results are clear and easy to understand. The software is regularly updated to keep up with the latest rootkit threats. It also has options to quarantine and delete the malicious files it finds. Overall, Rootkit Revealer is a great tool to help keep your system secure.
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Archie Q*******r

Rootkit Revealer is a powerful and easy-to-use software. It is helpful in detecting rootkits on Windows systems. The scan results are detailed and easy to understand. It also provides a convenient way to save the results of a scan for future reference. The user interface is simple and straightforward.
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Aaron O******h

Rootkit Revealer is an usful tool to detect hidden objects on your PC. However, it could be improved in terms of accuracy and usability.
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Ollie Oesch

This software is a tool designed to help detect and remove rootkits from a computer system. It scans the system for hidden files, registry keys, and processes that may be associated with a rootkit. The software has the ability to detect both user-mode and kernel-mode rootkits. Its main features include a simple user interface, fast scanning speed, and the ability to generate detailed reports of the scan results. Additionally, it can be used on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems.
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Robbie J.

Rootkit Revealer is a free Windows-based program designed to detect and remove rootkits, which are malicious software that can hide from normal antivirus scans.
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