MalwareBytes Anti-Rootkit - still needed?

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  1. Posts : 1,816
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       #11

    flashh4 said:
    @x509 ..... to find a rootkit methods include behavioral-based methods, signature scanning and memory dump analysis. Also by looking for certain things in logs performed by Malware experts !!
    @flashh4

    What you describe is a lot of non-productive work, especially if done on a regular basis. Isn't it easier to just be done with in and activate anti-rootkit?
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       #12

    @x509, in your opening post you ask if "If you have Malwarebytes installed, do you still need Anti-rootkit installed ?"
    So i ask you why would you keep a program if it is not needed at the time ? And if you check any of the Malware Forums they recommend removing any programs used during the cleaning ! So it's up to you !! Keep or remove !
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       #13

    flashh4 said:
    @x509, in your opening post you ask if "If you have Malwarebytes installed, do you still need Anti-rootkit installed ?"
    So i ask you why would you keep a program if it is not needed at the time ? And if you check any of the Malware Forums they recommend removing any programs used during the cleaning ! So it's up to you !! Keep or remove !
    As the OP maybe I need to restate my question. Does MalwareBytes anti-rootkit provide additional security above what MalwareBytes provides? If it does, then I re-install it. (I'm doing software installs on a fresh-install Windows build.

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  4. Posts : 349
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       #14

    @x509 i have worked i'd say around 30 logs that showed Rootkit infections, most we cleaned up nicely without a wipe/install ! But NO "Does MalwareBytes anti-rootkit provide additional security above what MalwareBytes provides"? Cleaning Rootkits is a very long process ! You could ask Brink he has done a lot also !
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  5. Posts : 1,816
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       #15

    flashh4 said:
    @x509 i have worked i'd say around 30 logs that showed Rootkit infections, most we cleaned up nicely without a wipe/install ! But NO "Does MalwareBytes anti-rootkit provide additional security above what MalwareBytes provides"? Cleaning Rootkits is a very long process ! You could ask Brink he has done a lot also !
    @Flash4

    Thanks for your replies. I'm very impressed that you have been a malware removal specialist for 25 years. Malware has certainly changed and gotten more difficult to remove since say 1990.
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