[vicsireland] Anti Toolkit Software
- From: "Gerard Ellis" <gerry.ellis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: <vicsireland@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 13:55:02 +0100
Hi, I'm sure that most of you have heard of malware, spyware, spam, etc. These are all ways that people without your benefit in mind can gain access to your computer, find out information that you don't want them to know or otherwise cause a nuisence. There are several pieces of software that can be used to search for these, some more Jaws friendly than others. However, there is a new threat that renders these softwares useless called Rootkits. These install information into memory, the Registry or directly onto your hard disk which gives a false reading to other scan software, thus hiding malicious software. There is a simple but very effective piece of free software to scan and eliminate Rootkits; and what's more I found it very easy to use with Jaws. Find it at: www.sophos.com Once installed, run SARGUI.EXE in the folder where it has been placed, typically: c:\program files\sophos\sophos anti-rootkit Take Care, Gerry Ellis Tel +353-(0)1 282-7791 Mob +353-(0)85 716-8665 If you don't know where you're going, How will you know when you get there?