Detect Rootkit Apps and Alternatives

4 applications in this hubLast updated: Oct 31st 2018, 10:52 GMT

A rootkit is a malware tool designed to gain administrator-level control over a system without being detected by the user or any of the security apps installed

A rootkit's purpose is to perform malicious operations targeting a system's kernel, BIOS, boot loader, or, sometimes, libraries or programs.

The rootkit will initially take measures to hide its presence by deceiving in any way possible the security tools present in the OS and then gain privileged access to its resources.

Therefore, highly specialized security applications are required to detect and remove such malware.

Furthermore, rootkit detectors will also provide users with the possibility to protect their Macs against such threats by setting up filters.

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OS X Rootkit Hunter

OS X Rootkit Hunter 0.2

Scans your operating system to detect rootkits and other vulnerabilities by applying various tests...

Jan 12th 2008, 10:10 GMT
Rootkit Hunter

Rootkit Hunter 1.4.2

Scanning tool to ensure you that you're clean of nasty tools

Feb 25th 2014, 06:18 GMT

chkrootkit 0.49

Open source tool to check for signs of a rootkit on your Mac

Jan 25th 2010, 06:56 GMT
Mojave Cache Cleaner

Mojave Cache Cleaner 12.0.2

User-friendly and intuitive macOS application that makes system maintenance, optimization, tuning ...

Oct 31st 2018, 10:52 GMT