Rootkit Scanner



Where is the rootkit scanning option in 1.86 version?

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  • TomiTomi Posts: 45
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    Protection wise it is sufficient to scan the files in the archive only when they are accessed and this way preventing them on acting on your system. Scanning archives on demand is still useful in certain sceanrios, such as having a possibility to scan larger amount of downloaded archives for example.


  • TomiTomi Posts: 45

    Hi Janiashvili,


    Rootkit scanning has been removed from the UI as part of our continuous process of renovating our products and simplifying them. Rootkit scanning is still performed when Full System scan is run, so just the dedicated option has been removed.

  • JaniashviliJaniashvili Posts: 469

    Now, I can not run rootkit scan anymore, as Full System scan takes almost ten hours.



    Thank you F-Secure, you're doing it wrong.

  • TomiTomi Posts: 45

    Hello Janiashvili,

    Ten hours sounds indeed quite lengthy for a full system scan. Have you tried how long the Full System scan takes if you disable the archive scanning from the manual scan settings?

  • JaniashviliJaniashvili Posts: 469
    Then, I think, it'll take a lot shorter time.

    And, from importance, does archive scanning do any good? I mean, the antivirus will scan archive on demand(in the opening), so what's the point of archive scanning?
  • RusliRusli Posts: 991 Path Finder

    Alternatively, you can use Hitman pro cloud scanning for rootkit scanning.










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