Comparative Tests : Rootkit Detection

Rootkit technologies, which are becoming ever more popular with virus writers, allow the activities of malware and its components to be hidden from PC users and antivirus programs. The ability to detect active rootkits on a system and to scan hidden files and processes is an important element of antivirus protection. The authoritative German publication ComputerBild made the ability to detect rootkit activities during testing one of its criteria for assessing antivirus solutions. In the magazine’s test Kaspersky Anti-Virus achieved the best results.