Friday, September 26, 2008

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Raymond is back! Yes... I'm still alive and kicking! :P

It has been a hectic month as there were 3 assignments on hand. Felt very relieved after handing it in.

Anyway, while using APIIT's facilities to print my assignments... I have realised that the laptop at the printing/photostating shack there is infected. Several of my friends had been infected as well. Therefore, this post is dedicated to my friends. Hahahaha.

I'm going to introduce a program that are able to remove that infection and also other malwares. The program is called Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. I have used this program to remove malware since last month. I was using it to remove a rootkit from my friend's computer.

My friend are using ######### antivirus software. It can found the executable file of that rootkit but failed to remove it. I exhausted my tools to remove that infection, thus I google for that rootkit. Many of the forum mentioned this program. Shortly after reading a couple of forum sites, I went to download and install it the infected PC. It detected few more files that are associated with that rootkit. After scanning, the files are successfully deleted. There are few more files that cannot be deleted and the program request to restart the PC in order to remove them all. The PC was clean of that rootkit after that restart since the rootkit was marked to delete on reboot by Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

This program is NOT a full antivirus that serves to protect a PC as it lacks of real-time protection unless you purchase it for $24.95.
The free version serves as a support tool in case the PC is infected and if the main antivirus program installed can't get rid of the malware.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware can be downloaded at:

Major Geeks

In case you guys wants to update manually or wanted to update on an offline PC, here's the UPDATE file. Just download and install.

Good luck removing the threats!