Panda Anti-Rootkit

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    "GREAT ROOTKIT DETECTOR..BUT"

    April 13, 2009  |   By AshleyCartier10

    Pros

    It's Free. Highly rated by industry testing sites. Very small. Easy to use. My experience is that it is a stable program.

    Cons

    First, anyone who complains about Panda Anti-Rootkit conflicting with Win Defender needs to wake up! What DOESN'T conflict with Defender!! This program, AVG, Norton, etc. Main Problem: Changes Internet settings in memory with In-depth scan.

    Summary

    I really liked this program's simplicity. A zip file you click on and use On-Demand. Highly rated in industry tests for accuracy. I found it to be a stable program.
    However, after running a standard scan, I thought I would try the in-depth scan. i clicked on it and rebooted as instructed. It found no rootkits, no surprise. However, when I closed the program and went to launch explorer, my firewall popped up and said that my Internet settings in memory had been changed by Panda so Panda could always seek updates. I was mad. I denied the connection.
    Tried explorer again and the same thing happened. Then I tried Firefox. Same problem. It attatched itself to my internet connections and wouldn't let go. I deleted it. Took me 20 minutes to restore my ability to go on the net. That pissed me off. No simple free program should try to be a smart a$$ like that. I'll just stick with Avira Rootkit detection from now on. Please use Panda Anti-Rootkit for standard scans only. The in-depth scan isn't without a catch.

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