There’s nothing new under the sun, and rootkits are no exception. In the early days of personal computers, in the age of the DOS command-line operating system, there were viruses that hid their presence from the users and anti-virus programs. They did it by intercepting some system calls that were responsible for reading the files, and lied to the system by filling these calls with fake information.
You could view an infected file right in front of your eyes and see nothing but legit code! These viruses were called ‘stealth’ in those days.
When computers evolved, Windows replaced the DOS. Old viruses did not run under the new operating system, and it wasn’t easy to develop simple hacks to intercept system calls in Windows. But time has passed, and now there’s a new wave of viruses that can work on Windows and hide their presence even more efficiently than the stealth viruses of the old days.
These new viruses are called rootkits.
Microsoft tried to address the problem by releasing their own Rootkit Revealer. While being a correct concept, this tool fails on too many levels. Microsoft Rootkit Revealer is intended for use by system administrators and software developers. The results of its work are not detections but rather hint that there’s something in the system that’s hidden. And of course, Rootkit Revealer does not remove rootkits, making its benefits questionable at best for a regular computer user.
Today, using an antivirus does not guarantee complete safety. A rootkit could install into your system and fool the antivirus system by hiding itself. The problem is that modern antivirus programs try to detect rootkits at the time when they are already active. Antivirus programs use the very functions that are intercepted by the rootkits specifically for the purpose of deceiving antivirus. It’s a gun vs. armor race and your PC is the firing range.
Complement your antivirus with a rootkit detection and removal system and liberate your PC from rootkits! UnHackMe with Partizan technology is highly compatible and designed to complement other antivirus solutions instead of conflicting with them. The Partizan technology is unique to UnHackMe. Microsoft states that there exists no sure way to know of a rootkit’s presence from within a running system.
Instead of trying to combat rootkits on their own ground, Partizan fools them by booting with the operating system and taking control before any rootkits can load. Being the first to load, UnHackMe can safely watch all stages of the Windows boot process, effectively detecting and terminating any activities attempted by the rootkits.
You can safely pair UnHackMe with an antivirus of your choice, providing ultimate protection against all kinds of viruses and rootkits.
Once there’s no rootkit in the computer’s memory, detecting and removing one is a matter of routine. UnHackMe can remove known rootkits by itself or simply block the rootkit from loading into memory and pass control to your regular anti-virus.