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Comparing rootkit detection tools

Do you suspect a rootkit has been installed on your computer? Windows security threat expert Kevin Beaver tells you what tools can help you find these rootkits and provides a helpful article to see which detection tool is most effective.

I only know of two products for detecting rootkits that can easily be used by the general computer user: The recent addition to Webroot Spysweeper and the F-Secure BlackLight. Do you know of any other "point-n-click" rootkit detectors? Are there reviews that show me how well these and other detection tools work?
Also check out Rootkit Revealer – it tackles the rootkit detection problem a little differently but does a good job. For your second question, I came across this article.

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This was first published in March 2006
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