RootKit Hook Analyzer

RootKit Hook Analyzer


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 7 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.02
File Size:
847.33KB
Date Added:
January 04, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
25,768
Downloads Last Week:
13
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Editors' review

This tool for experienced users will identify rootkits installed to hook the kernel system services. If that sounds like gibberish, this tool, though easy to use, isn't designed for you. With two tabs and three buttons, RootKit Hook Analyzer takes no time to learn. A short Help file attempts to explain what this application is designed to find, but it will be of little use to users not already familiar with the concepts.

Operating RootKit Hook Analyzer is a snap. Merely open the application and press the analyze button. In seconds, the plain text results window displays a list of all services. Those hooked to the kernel are displayed in red, but there's also an option with a quick click of a check box click to show only hooked services. The application includes a tool to stress test any found hooks. The tool simply checks if the hook performs proper parameter checking. Run the test and get a system crash and you're running poorly written software. It's up to the user to figure out how to resolve the results.

This application can't identify the product origin of all hooks. To help users see what is running on their system, a second tab lists all loaded modules. An export button will save the lists to a text file. Some testers reported the log file would occasionally fail.

Expert users will find RootKit Hook Analyzer a useful freeware tool for finding kernel hooks.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.6

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current Version:

    2.8

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 1 stars

    "DONT USE THIS PROGRAM!!"

    January 09, 2010   |   By jamtek

    Version: RootKit Hook Analyzer 3.02

    Pros

    haven't seen any..

    Cons

    installs HUGE number of registry entries and slows PC boot to a crawl.

    Summary

    Please dont install this program!! It will install around 50000 registry entries and your registry will become HUGE!.

    My computer now takes 30 MINUTES to boot because of this!!..I had to get a special registry manager soft that can delete registry keys en masse (like 1000 at a time) but it still takes a long time to delete the keys..I've deleted around 10000 so far (over a several days).My registry used to backup to 90 megs (uncompressed) and now it backs up to 400+ megs!.

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  • 1 stars

    "Falseware - Beware"

    September 19, 2009   |   By lec61

    Version: RootKit Hook Analyzer 3.02

    Pros

    None to speak of.

    Cons

    Does not remove

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  • 5 stars

    "Very efficient"

    September 10, 2009   |   By asteroids2

    Version: RootKit Hook Analyzer 3.02

    Pros

    It analyze the windows threads to detect rootkits. It does very in -detecting- the malicious hooks.
    It does a quick search because it is actually no need to scan so much.

    Cons

    It does not have the function to delete them, BUT you can backup and delete the detected rootkits manually! There is no need of external applications to do so. It will tell you where the rootkit it, just go and move it to your Deskyop or something.

    Summary

    A must be.

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  • 4 stars

    "IT'S GREAT, BUT WONT REMOVE THE LITTLE BUGGERS...."

    January 10, 2009   |   By pistei

    Version: RootKit Hook Analyzer 3.02

    Pros

    searches well and quick.easy.

    Cons

    doesn't remove

    Summary

    it's great, but just run a search and you can find ones that remove rootkits.

    Updated on Mar 1, 2009

    but........the review was installed on XP. and i've yet to be able to install it on vista.

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  • 1 stars

    "Worthless program"

    October 21, 2008   |   By melachupan

    Version: RootKit Hook Analyzer 3.02

    Pros

    None that i could see.

    Cons

    Will scan your PC, real fast scan, with a number of rootkits. If you want to remove them, this version won't allow you, you have to buy a program. I guess the list is inflated to induce you to buy the program.

    Summary

    Rubbishware

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  • 5 stars

    "It does what it says."

    January 14, 2008   |   By Junk_Mail

    Version: RootKit Hook Analyzer 3.02

    Pros

    I like that it tells you where and who the hooks are associated with.

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