Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit (MBAR) is a tool to detect and remove sophisticated, stealthy forms of malware called “Rootkits”. Rootkits are hidden forms of malware which most normal malware scanning tools cannot detect or remove.
MBAR provides a comprehensive system scan to check for rootkits that includes drivers, MBRs (Master Boot Records) and VBRs (Volume Boot Records). This malware removal device will scan, detect and remove the most up-to-date malicious rootkits and will repair the damage caused by them.
MBAR is designed to counteract malicious attempts to subvert base core subsystems of an OS which usually make it impossible to detect rootkits using conventional methods.
Besides the general functionality of allowing a user to detect and remove rootkits automatically, Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit contains a set of tools allowing to an experienced user to perform some actions to locate unknown rootkits and remove them manually. To protect itself from being terminated by a rootkit or other malware, MBAR uses Malwarebytes Chameleon technologies. It prevent modification or removal or MBAR by malware which may reside on the system.
This allows MBAR to complete the detection and removal process regardless of such attacks. MBAR uses an active internet connection to keep its database up to ensure that the most current definitions are used in order to detect and remove the latest 0-day rootkits.
Tested and proven to be effective against the following types of rootkits:
- Kernel mode drivers hiding themselves, like TDL1, TDL2/TDSS, MaxSS, Srizbi, Necurs, Cutwail, etc.
- Kernel mode driver patchers/infectors, embedding malicious code into core files of an Operating System, such as TDL3, ZeroAccess, Rloader, etc.
- Master Boot Record infectors such as TDL4, Mebroot/Sinowal, MoastBoot, Yurn, Pihar, etc.
- Volume Boot Record/OS Bootstrap infectors like Cidox
- Disk Partition table infectors like SST/Elureon
- User mode patchers/infectors like ZeroAccess.
- And many more!
Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit is a standalone application. But it shares some features of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware which may or may not be already installed on the computer. Though certain functions dealing with ignore listing and managing the quarantine may only be available if Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit is installed.
Malwarebytes is not responsible for issues that may arise during use of this tool. However all reasonable efforts will be made by Malwarebytes to help you recover any data, if it is necessary.
Homepage – https://www.malwarebytes.com
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32-bit, 64-bit).
Size: 13.5 MB