Microsoft rootkit and malware scanner (Beta)

Recently I mentioned the Microsoft Security Scanner (http://www.kanmandet.dk/?p=2011) a portable/standalone scanner for your pc, well it seem Microsoft is stepping up their Anti Malware/Rootkit effords – link to their new beta project;  http://connect.microsoft.com/systemsweeper

The link is to a beta project from Microsoft introducing a bootable ISO that will help getting rid of rootkits and what now (Rootkits which logically are notorious difficult to detect and remote from within the OS installation).

It’s still in Beta, but looks interesting indeed.

32 bit version; http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=215854

64 bit version; http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=215855

Microsoft site; http://connect.microsoft.com/systemsweeper

It is also worth noticing that the latest version of Microsoft DART “ERD commander” (the old Winternal/Sysinternal utility to boot, modify and fix Windows installations) now also contain a malware scanning and removal utility (Standalone System Sweeper) – this is however sadly only available to Microsoft corporate license holders.

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