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How to disable Early Launch Anti-Malware Protection

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:40 AM

A new tutorial titled How to disable Early Launch Anti-Malware Protection was added by Lawrence Abrams. Please use this topic to discuss any aspect of this tutorial.

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A increasingly popular technique for rootkits is to install malicious drivers that start very early in the boot process. Malware launching in this manner makes it very hard to detect or remove infections without using specialized tools and techniques. To combat this, Microsoft has added a new feature to Windows 8 called Early Launch Anti-Malware Protection. This feature allows certified antivirus programs that support early launch to load their own driver before almost all Windows boot drivers. This antivirus driver will then scan each and every boot driver that attempts to load and if it is detected as malware, will block it from loading. If these malware boot-start drivers are unable to load, then the rest of the malware infection does not become activated and it is much easier for your antivirus software to remove the infection.

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