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Windows 8 – Recommended Rootkit removal tools and techniques

Sophos, Trend, ESET, Malwarebytes, Microsoft Sysinternals, McAfee, F-Secure, etc. all provide great stand-alone tools … it’s valuable to perform scans with multiple products if user suspects a rootkit infection

These evaluation articles highlight 4-5 recommended products:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-rootkit-scanner-remover.htm

http://www.guidingtech.com/4474/remove-rootkits-windows/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/rootkits

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-free-portable-rootkit-removers/

http://dottech.org/129897/13-top-best-free-rootkit-removal-anti-rootkit-programs-windows-xp-vista-7-8/

Microsoft’s guidance in protecting WIN8 from ROOTKITS

https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/mmpc/threat/rootkits.aspx

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