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Detecting Rootkits Idea?


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#1 billyplatt

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:18 AM

I was reading about a rootkit detection tool under development called patagonix which in theory sounds like a great tool, but I don't think it is released yet for trial. Has anyone here heard of patagonix? searching for it only seems to point to the papers.

I was in Trend reading room and read that a rootkit or hidden file or system could be detected if the drive were viewed by another computer, sharing the drive in question out to a guest.

Would viewing a host in this fashion pose a risk of infection to the guest (the computer examining the file system)?

IF not, viewing the FS side by side might reveal directories or executables on disk that do not show up on the host.

Does this seem sound thinking or risky behaviour?

Edited by boopme, 11 August 2009 - 12:02 PM.
Moved from Am I Infected to Antivirus programs~~boopme


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