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  • 3.0 stars

    "Easy to use, but does it work?"

    November 20, 2008  |   By catmum

    Version: Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08

    Pros

    It has an easy to use interface, it's quick, and it has the optional in-depth-scan. Updating is effortless and quick. No problems associated with its download or use.

    Cons

    I can't say that it actually works on my computer as it found nothing when malware was actually present.

    Summary

    Sophos found one suspicious file (unremovable), a2 found three (easily removed). I've used Panda many times with no result. Perhaps Panda will find something at a later date, but at this time, I can't say that it actually worked on my computer. However I have high hopes for it because it's so simple to use, and easy on the eyes, too. I will continue to use it in conjunction with other programmes in the hope that this will provide a many-faceted and more effective anti-malware protection

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Saved friend's PC.Removed malware Mcafee AV couldn't."

    November 15, 2008  |   By disenchanted2005

    Version: Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08

    Pros

    -small size app
    -free
    -regular mode and a deeper cleaning mode [requiring a reboot]
    -auto updates
    -scans/cleans in a fairly fast timeframe

    Cons

    - none so far

    Summary

    I have several free and paid apps for cleaning up infestations.
    This did the job; whereas some of the paid programs didn't.
    Of course one could argue that malware detection requires additional apps, beyond just an AV app.
    My summary [about a co-workers PC] involved what was supposed to be a trojan. Not a rootkit per se. But even so, this freebie from Panda was able to do a great cleanup.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "No install needed, low resource use"

    October 17, 2008  |   By geoffbernard

    Version: Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08

    Pros

    Lightweight. No setup needed, unzip and run. Delete to uninstall. Took about 10 mins for full background scan on a 1.7ghz laptop. In-depth scan runs before programs load so spyware can't stop it. Did not have any of the issues as previous reviewers.

    Cons

    Must reboot to enable In-depth scan. Must disable Enhanced Security Configuration in IE to use on Windows 2003. If a rootkit is found, CSV export file is actually semicolon export, which needs tweaking to load on pre-Office 2003. No realtime scan.

    Summary

    Overall, I think this is a really good application. It fills a needed supplement between anti-virus and anti-spyware. It was designed to get rid of the "hard to get rid of" pests - rootkits. It does one function (and seems to do it well..) Add a utility like HijackThis (and Super Anti-Spyware) and you should be able to clean most threats.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very good and free"

    August 16, 2008  |   By Buckley9

    Version: Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08

    Pros

    Easy to use and efficient

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  • 4.0 stars

    "very good"

    July 25, 2008  |   By Orlando Magro

    Version: Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08

    Pros

    i do like it. It's very reliable

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  • 1.0 stars

    "BEWARE - Backup your hard drive before using this (full backup or clone)"

    July 8, 2008  |   By shanaza

    Version: Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08

    Cons

    Tried this on one machine - 3 yr old Pentium 4 HT with 2 SATA drives running XP Home SP3. Clicked in-depth scan ... it restarted the machine and hung there for hours (black screen, no apparent activity). Every time I restarted, blank screen - even in safe mode.

    Fortunately, I had backed up the hard drive. Attached the damaged drive to another PC and it kept restarting. Finally did a hot attach and was able to wipe and restore from my backup. Drive has zero bad sectors - all damage was done by Panda anti-rootkit ... thank you Panda!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "does not work with vista"

    July 6, 2008  |   By LANKY 1

    Version: Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08

    Pros

    this is not compatable with vista

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Wouldn't trust it"

    June 22, 2008  |   By flashster

    Version: Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08

    Cons

    This company is affiliated with the Church of Scientology.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not vista compatible"

    February 22, 2008  |   By sidsolo

    Version: Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08

    Pros

    No alert that the product wont work on Vista PCs

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Rootkit utility from Panda Security"

    February 5, 2008  |   By Pcfreakske2000

    Version: Panda Anti-Rootkit 1.08

    Pros

    It scans your computer against rootkits.

    It scans really fast and also offers an "in depth" scan, which I haven't tried out yet, though.

    Cons

    If you download it through the website of Panda Security you need to register, that's a bit annoying.

    Other than that, no issues with the software itself.

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