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avast! Anti-Rootkit standalone app (version 0.9.6)
« on: November 10, 2008, 03:37:46 PM »
Did this ever get updated?  Or was it simply integrated into avast! Home 4.x?  I tried using the standalone anti-rootkit scanner, and I got some weird results, stuff that Home 4.8 doesn't pick up. 

I have a feeling that something screwy is going on with my registry, so I am hoping that I can fix it with avast!, but if I can't figure it out soon I'm going to do a fresh install of Windows (XP).  Anybody have any advice?

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Re: avast! Anti-Rootkit standalone app (version 0.9.6)
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 04:00:25 PM »
this version of the standalone antirootkittool is just a beta and i think the antirootkit integrated in avast AV is a little bit different...
there already is a version 0.9.7 and still a beta - so i would recommend not to use it to repair anything in your registry until it is finished!

the standalone is probably still in development ???

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Re: avast! Anti-Rootkit standalone app (version 0.9.6)
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008, 04:05:39 PM »
Well, that's disappointing.  I'm guessing there are more than a few false positives, or maybe I have some disk errors I need to deal with, but the standalone scanner is picking up a ton of "rootkits" that the main avast! software isn't catching.

Do you (or anybody else) know of any good anti-rootkit scanners that are regularly supported?

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Re: avast! Anti-Rootkit standalone app (version 0.9.6)
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2008, 05:18:12 PM »
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Free anti-rootkits by major companies are easy to find if you try ......

http://g.s.scandoo.com/search?hl=en&meta=on&q=free+anti-rootkit


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Re: avast! Anti-Rootkit standalone app (version 0.9.6)
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2008, 09:04:16 PM »
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