Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Grisoft Releases AVG Anti-Rootkit Free

GRISOFT have introduced AVG Anti-Rootkit Free, a new, free product aimed at the detection and removal of Rootkits from Windows based PCs.

Rootkits are a specific type of malware that hide inside other applications or the operating system kernel and are used to hide the presence of a malicious object like trojans or keyloggers. This allows these malicious applications to then collect passwords and sensitive data from the infected computer without user knowledge for personal information theft, spam relay and other criminal intents. They can also cause other issues and I'm sure almost everyone remembers the 2005 CD copy protection scandal, when Sony BMG distributed rootkit software on audio CDs, which caused havoc on some end-user systems and resulted in Sony recalling all the CDs.

If a threat uses rootkit technology to hide itself, then it is very hard to find the malware on your PC. AVG Anti-Rootkit Free gives you the power to find and delete the rootkit and to uncover the threat the rootkit is hiding.

This adds another useful protection utility to go alongside AVG Anti-Virus Free and AVG Anti-Spyware Free, which are available free for private, non-commercial, single home computer use only.

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