Rootkit Removal Tool For Windows 7 And Older Windows Version

by Rohit Khurana on February 28, 2010



Rootkits are one of the biggest security and identity theft tools which can infect your PC. Most of the good and reliable Anti-Virus tools have anti-rootkit feature bundled in them, but if your anti-virus does not provide that safety, you must scan your computer manually for any rootkit infections using free scanning tools like – Sophos Rootkit Removal Tool


In this article I will review one more useful free rootkit scanner tool called SanityCheck which scans the rootkits and malwares on your computer. Good thing is that it is fully compatible with Windows 7 64 bit and 32 bit versions, and older versions including Windows Vista, Windows XP etc. Its a free tool for personal use.



Features of SanityCheck Rootkit Removal Tool include :

  • Runs on almost all Windows versions
  • Makes use of special deep inventory techniques
  • Detect hidden processes
  • Detect obfuscated processes
  • Detect processes attempting to appear as common system processes
  • Detect processes with obviously deceptive names
  • Detect processes without product, company or description information
  • Verify signatures and checksums of processes and kernel modules
  • Detect SSDT hooks
  • Detect Import Address Table hooks
  • Detect kernel object callout hooks
  • Detect hidden drivers
  • Detect hijacked driver entry points
  • Optional expert mode


For more tools on virus problems, you can see our Virus Problems Category.

 Download SanityCheck

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