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Searching for rootkits

How can I check my system for rootkits? Is there a good tool I can use? Do they leave any signs, like running processes?
Check out Sysinternals' RootkitRevealer and F-Secure's BlackLight. Even some anti-spyware programs can detect certain rootkits, so don't rule out some of those solutions.
For additional information, check out this rootkit detection IT checklist.

This was first published in January 2006

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