Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sophos Anti-Rootkit

Since we started discussing about the Pros & Cons of the Anti-rootkit tools developed by Commercial AV Vendors, our next tool for analysis is Sophos Anti-tootkit.

  • Simple, single click GUI.
  • Lists the scan of various layers [Processes, Registry and File System].
  • Doesn't list any complicated details.
  • Help file for users to understand the tool.
  • Free.

  • Default options set, not really anything a user can do to know or edit various internal options for the scan.


Starting Screen[Gives options for users to choose the Area to scan: Processes, Registry and File System]

Scanning in process [Shows that Sophos is scanning registry]

Scanning in process - 2 [Shows that Sophos is scanning file system]

Scan complete screen [No hidden items found]

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- EF

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