GMER

GMER is a software tool written by Polish researcher Przemysław Gmerek, for detecting and removing rootkits . [1] [2] It runs on Microsoft Windows and has support for Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. With version 2.0.18327 full support for Windows x64 is added. [3] [4] [5]

At the time of first release in 2004 it introduced innovative rootkit detection techniques and quickly gained popularity for its effectiveness. It was incorporated into a virus FEW tools Including Avast! antivirus [6] and SDFix. [7]

For several months in 2006 and 2007, the tool is the target of heavy DDoS attacks attempting to block their downloads. [8]

References

  1. Jump up^ GMER Home Page
  2. Jump up^ “GMER avast! Nalepszy w testach antirootkit” (in Polish). 2007 . Retrieved 2014-10-06 .
  3. Jump up^ Larry Stevenson, Nancy Altholz (2006). Rootkits for dummies . p. 283.
  4. Jump up^ “Warning on stealthy Windows virus” . BBC. 2008 . Retrieved 2014-10-07 .
  5. Jump up^ Brian Krebs (2008). “New Nasty Hides From Windows, Anti-Virus Tools” . The Washington Post . Retrieved 2014-10-07 .
  6. Jump up^ avast ‘s Top 5 Hidden Gems
  7. Jump up^ “SDFix v1.240” . Archived from the original on 2009-02-08 . Retrieved 2014-10-07 .
  8. Jump up^ “Malicious Software: One Person’s Perspective” . 2008. Archived from the original on September 7, 2008 . Retrieved 2014-10-07 .

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