Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit is a very useful utility in the fight against rootkits. its ability to remove this type of malware it is also equipped with a tool (FixDamage) that can fix damage caused by malware (restores critical system services, enables Windows Update and the firewall).
Malwarebytes is a security software developer, especially for the free version of their product, Anti-Malware. Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit is portable, so no installation is needed and you can use it on any computer under suspicion of rootkit infection.
- You can create a restore point before deleting any files from your computer.
- This is portable software, which allows updating on a clean computer before running it on an infecting machine.
- In the application folder there is the FixDamage tool, a command-line utility designed to repair the damage made by rootkits. It simply attempts to restore critical system services such as security center, Windows Updates or firewall to their default configuration. It is to be used only in case of anomalous system behavior (lack of Internet access or firewall protection) after the cleanup procedure.
Scanning focuses on three targets, hard disk sectors, system drivers and system files . During the process the application verifies the Master Boot Record (MBR) as well as the physical sectors of unallocated space
Note:The application is currently in beta stage of development. so there is no actual experiences to share..