On July 26, McAfee will begin offering a new application called Rootkit Detective, designed to detect and remove dangerous rootkit attacks. The software will also help end-users ward off the threats, as well as funnel new intelligence into the company’s ongoing research operations.

Following in the footsteps of SiteAdvisor — the free Web site security program acquired by McAfee in April 2006 that warns users about potentially dangerous sites and search results — company officials said that the new tool will be offered at no charge from its Web site via download, with benefits for both end-users and its researchers.

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