RogueKiller (64 bit)

RogueKiller (64 bit)

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
8.6.3
File Size:
3.6MB
Date Added:
July 18, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
34,124
Downloads Last Week:
404
Product ranking:
#20 in Anti-Spyware
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Tigzy's RogueKiller scans your PC for malicious processes and kills them on command so you can root them out. Although it deletes malicious Startup files, RogueKiller doesn't clean your system. Instead, it recommends Malwarebytes' AntiMalware freeware for the task. We agree. RogueKiller also packs tools to fix Host, Proxy, and DNS issues, as well as a Shortcuts cleaner. We tried RogueKiller 64+ for 64-bit Windows.

Quit all running processes before opening RogueKiller. The program's interface is fairly plain but nicely rendered. Tabs display and sort scan results for Processes, Registry, Hosts, Proxy, DNS, Driver, Files, MBR, and Shortcuts by name, status, and other attributes. Options include Tools and Reports, as well as checkboxes for MBR Scan, Check FAKED, and AntiRootkit scans. All are enabled by default, but deselecting unnecessary steps can speed up scans. Not that RogueKiller's scans are slow! Just the opposite, but at least ours were fast compared to similar tools. The program starts with a prescan that asks permission to share anonymous data with the developer (or you can quit RogueKiller). Next, the full scan. Ours finished sooner than expected yet still found three little PUPs to delete (which we did). Clicking "Report" produced a comprehensive text-based log file. A pop-up warned us that the Shortcut Fixer restores hidden files from the hard drive and should only be used to restore your desktop from a Fake HDD rogue infection; so we filed the information in hopes that we'll never need it! When RogueKiller finished, we ran AntiMalware to remove all infections permanently, as recommended.

We're glad RogueKiller 64+ didn't find any serious threats, and what it did find we were happy to see tossed. This free program can pull its weight on any security team, and 64-bit performance ices the cake.

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    "Great product but watch out for Updates"

    February 04, 2014   |   By waytron

    Version: RogueKiller (64 bit) 8.6.3

    Pros

    Great product for removed hard to get malware, fixing hosts, proxy and DNS settings.
    Really fast scan (less than 5 minutes)
    Works where others don't

    Cons

    WARNING: Watch out when clicking on update which will take you to their website and try to get you to install BearShare and other junk software.

    Note: I have found that is may disable your remote session if you are working on a clients computer via remote

    Summary

    Great product but use Caution

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