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Rootkit Detection & Removal Software

Name OS Details
Antihook 2K, 03 and XP Free trail.Vista coming soon
Aries Rootkit Remover Win Free. The ARIES Rootkit Remover v1.0 is designed to locate and permanently remove the rootkit that was developed by First4Internet and used by Sony BMG to hide their digital rights management (DRM) software. Unlike Sony's own rootkit remover that has been known to cause blue screens, Lavasoft's ARIES Rootkit Remover is a reliable, stand-alone tool.
AVG AntiRootkit Win
Free. MS Windows 2000 (32-Bit) or MS Windows XP (32-Bit)
Avira Rootkit Detection Win Avira Rootkit Detection Beta supports Windows 2000 Server or Workstation, Windows XP Home and Professional, Windows Server 2003 (all versions), and Windows Vista (32-bit only). Available in English language only. Beta is free but registration is required.
chkrootkit Linux, BSD. chkrootkit looks for known "signatures" in trojaned system binaries. For example, some trojaned versions of ps have "/dev/ptyp" inside them.
DarkSpy 2K/XP/03 DarkSpy is a new rootkit detection tool from China. It's coded by two guys : CardMagic & wowocock
F-Secure Blacklight Beta Win/Vista F-Secure BlackLight can detect and eliminate active rootkits from the computer. Traditional antivirus scanners can't detect active rootkits
Gmer NT/W2K/XP/VISTA Gmer is a hidden services, hidden registry, hidden file scanner and also other features. It is an excellent piece of software and has a very nice user interface which makes it very easy for non technical people to use. 
Helios XP SP2 This is an alpha release of Helios. We do not recommend you run it on production systems
HiddenFinder 2K/XP Trial. HiddenFinder is an advanced security utility which instantly detects and kills the hidden processes and drivers.
Hypersight Rootkit Detector   The world’s first Fourth-Generation rootkit detector. Hypersight Rootkit Detector is a must have tool for anyone sharing their financial detail or conducting transactions over the Internet. Free at the moment but certainly indications that this may go commercial.
HookExplorer Win iDefense. This is a small application designed to scan a process looking for IAT or detours style hooks. Hook Explorer is written in VB6. Your system will need the VB6 runtimes and the Microsoft Common Controls OCX (mscomctl.ocx)

IceSword

  IceSword has a Windows Explorer-like interface but displays hidden processes and resources that Windows Explorer would never show. It isn't a "click-here-to-delete-rootkits" product but a sophisticated discovery tool that can protect against sinister rootkits if used before they infect a machine.
Malicious Software Removal Tool Vista, 2k, 2003 and XP Microsoft. Free This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month.
OS X Rootkit Hunter Mac OS X. OS X Rootkit Hunter is scanning tool to detect nasty tools on your Mac. This tool scans for rootkits, backdoors and local exploits
Process Master 2000/XP/2003 30 days free trail. Process Master successfully detects the presence of the most famous rootkits and their modifications
RKDetector   No details yet
RootKitBuster   Trend Micro RootkitBuster is a rootkit scanner that offers ability to scan for hidden files, registry entries, processes, drivers and hooked system service.
Rootkit Detective   Download at MajorGeeks. Beta. McAfee Rootkit Detective Beta is a program designed and developed by McAfee Avert Labs to proactively detect and clean rootkits that are running on the system
RootKit Hook Analyzer also Vista The RootKit Hook Analyzer is for free and runs on Windows XP, 2000 and 2003 Server on both 32 and 64 bit editions.
Rootkit Hunter   Free
RootkitRevealer also Vista Free Bottom of the page 
RootKitShark   Need to reister to download the trial version
RootKit Unhooker   UG North
SEEM   System Eyes and Ears Monitoring. French site
Sophos Antirootkit   Sophos Anti-Rootkit, finds and removes any rootkit that is hidden on your computer. Free
Unhackme   UnHackMe still works after finishing evaluation but it will ask you for registering.Windows NT4/2000/XP(64)/2003(64)/Vista. Compatible with all known antiviral software.
Zeppoo   Free Linux

Rootkit Prevention Software

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