Panda Anti-Rootkit

Panda Anti-Rootkit

Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 40 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.08
  • Total Downloads:
    362,302
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 07, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    304.29KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    50
  • Platform:
    Windows

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1 stars

"Ran at boot time."

February 01, 2011  |  By hfgottlieb

 |  Version: Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08

Pros

Runs in the regular mode. Never found a rootkit.

Cons

Ran at boot time and it bluescreened. Had to go into safe mode and disable phooks.sys. I found out it had deleted all my system Restore files. I thought that I'd remove it manually but it starts in the files that Windows uses to boot.

Summary

You could use it on the computer of someone you hate but i suggest you run away from this nightmare and be afraid, very afraid .

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4 stars

"Detects Rootkits quickly and remove them cleanly."

January 30, 2011  |  By crhathaway

 |  Version: Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08

Pros

I am surprised that it seems to detect things that most other rootkit removers do not find and seems to clean them nicely. It found a bunch of critical system files with Rootkits and removed them without a problem.

Cons

I have heard that it knows about existing rootkits but it seldom gives me a name other then unknown rootkit.

Summary

Looks very good but I am still evaluating it.

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1 stars

"Didn't work"

January 09, 2011  |  By chiefchem2

 |  Version: Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08

Pros

none, didn't work

Cons

crashed every time I loaded it

Summary

Didn't work on my XP machine

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1 stars

"Do not recommend"

January 05, 2011  |  By furchesl

 |  Version: Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08

Pros

Can't think of any.

Cons

Could not get it to run w/o crashing my system.

Summary

Completely destabilized my system. Running XP, and the system would boot, but I couldn't enter my profile w/o immediate automatic system reboot. Had to enter different profile and delete the Panda EXE. Still not sure I have everything returned to normal. Highly recommend that you stay away from this product.

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1 stars

"not compatible with windows 7"

December 09, 2010  |  By blonte1

 |  Version: Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08

Pros

nothing at all

Cons

not compatible with windows 7, wont run.

Summary

useless with windows 7

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3 stars

"Seems to work well, but with root kits you cant be sure"

October 09, 2010  |  By johnorford

 |  Version: Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08

Pros

It's free, doesn't need to be installed and runs quickly and easily.

Cons

Nothing that I can see.

Summary

richie58 says it didn't work. I had an almost certain root-kit grabbing my computer and when I ran Panda ARK, it behaved as richie58 describes. I reinstalled XP and no problems - Panda ARK ran. I suspect the root-kit prevented Panda from working, but any geeks out there please correct me.

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1 stars

"Couldn't Get It To Work For Me"

August 22, 2010  |  By ritchie58

 |  Version: Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08

Pros

It's a zip folder app so it doesn't install anything permanent on your drive except the zip folder of course.

Cons

Could not complete a scan. (See Summary)

Summary

I kept getting a pop up message that there is an error and the app needs to close. Thinking there might be a compatibility problem with one of my other security apps I disabled all of them including the firewall, then ran a scan with the same results. I would get to 17% of the registry scanned and get the pop up. OS: Windows XP Professional SP3

Updated on Sep 2, 2010

Since I couldn't get the Panda software to work I installed F-Secure Blacklight Rootkit Eliminator 2.2 to do the same job with no freezing hassles. You can download it at F-Secure's web site.

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5 stars

"Great but Something happened."

March 10, 2010  |  By nikknighten

 |  Version: Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08

Pros

Works Great does exactly what I wanted BUT

Cons

A few weeks ago, after I ran it like I normally have for the past year and a 1/2, it'd scan the first category, then it'd go to the 2nd and after a few seconds I get an error from Windows saying that PAVARK.exe had encountered an error or something.

Summary

I liked it while it ran but now that it doesn't, I have to say it's not worth it until they fix it.

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4 stars

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February 16, 2010  |  By qqq1236987410

 |  Version: Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08

Pros

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Summary

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5 stars

"Excellent Product"

December 12, 2009  |  By rms77

 |  Version: Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08

Pros

Does not require installation. Easy to use.

Cons

None found.

Summary

Excellent product to use in conkunction other spyware apps.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.08
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher Panda Security
Publisher web site http://www.pandasecurity.com
Release Date August 07, 2007
Date Added August 07, 2007
Version 1.08
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 304.29KB
File Name AntiRootkit.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 362,302
Downloads Last Week 50
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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