Windows Live OneCare Question

Posted: 09-21-2008, 06:14 PM
Hi,
I want to know if Windows Live OneCare is having Anti-Rootkit protection...
???
Thank You

Windows Live OneCare Question


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Victor Constantinescu
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Re: Windows Live OneCare Question
Posted: 09-21-2008, 07:30 PM
Hi,
I'm sure that Live OneCare detects some types of rootkits, however it
doesn't have a specific "anti-rootkit" module. Generally, rootkits are
really hard to detect, let alone remove and security products like
anti-viruses are lousy at detecting them. They do detect (sometimes) the
malware that tries to install the rootkit, but after the rootkit is
installed, you are pretty much 0wned.

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"Bogdan Florian" <BogdanFlorian@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
> I want to know if Windows Live OneCare is having Anti-Rootkit
> protection...
> ???
> Thank You
Mick Murphy
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RE: Windows Live OneCare Question
Posted: 09-21-2008, 08:05 PM
Below are 3 good security programs, which will solve a lot of your worries.

http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html

Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6 is a very good, FREE Anti-Spyware Program.
Download, install, update, and immunize your System with it.
Then SCAN with it.
Update it, and scan your System once a fortnight.

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

SpywareBlaster 4.1 is a non-intrusive, FREE Anti-Spyware Program that runs
in the background (no scanning by you!).
SpywareBlaster prevents the installation of many so-called spyware, adware
and malware programs by disabling the CLSIDs of popular spyware ActiveX
controls, and also prevents the installation of any of them via a webpage
Update it once a fortnight, and let it do its work in the background!

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

Malwarebytes is as the name says, a Malware Remover!
For the Free version scroll down their page to either download from
Download.com, or Major Geeks.com

Download, install, and update.

--
Mad Mike


"Bogdan Florian" wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to know if Windows Live OneCare is having Anti-Rootkit protection...
> ???
> Thank You
 
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