We're very glad to announce that Panda AntiRootkit 1.06 has finally been officially released for the mass market. It has taken a while since we've been implementing a lot of the suggestions and reports received during the alpha and beta testing phases started in December 2006. Many thanks to all the people (over 20,000 downloads) who have helped us improve this free utility for the community.

Panda AntiRootkit 1.06

Panda AntiRootkit is a free utility that performs in-depth scans of your computer in search for hidden resources, identifying and disinfecting known and unknown rootkits. Unlike other rootkit utilities which merely "reveal" hidden objects, Panda AntiRootkit positively identifies known and unknown rootkits and gives the option of removing them, including their associated registry entries, processes and files.

In addition Panda AntiRootkit has an Exhaustive Scan Monitor (requires reboot) capable of monitoring drivers and processes loading at boot time. It's unique technology does this at a lower level than any other AntiRootkit utility, therefore revealing all hiding techniques used by the latest generation rootkits.

Panda AntiRootkit discovers hidden files, registry entries, drivers,
processes, modules, SDT modifications, EAT hooks, modifications to IDT,
non-standard INT2E, non-standard SYSENTER, IRP hooks, and much more.
Among many things we have added an extended .CSV report which can be
exported for consulting detailed information of hidden objects found,
and some interface process refinements.

Panda AntiRootkit runs on Windows 2000 SP4 and Windows XP and above. For a version that
runs on servers please contact your local Panda Technical Support
office. Keep in mind that Panda AntiRootkit is not an antivirus
solution nor does it provide real-time protection. If Panda AntiRootkit
has detected and disinfected a rootkit from your system, we still
recommend that you run a complete AV scan afterwards to delete any
malicious files that might be left over.

For those interested you can also run Panda AntiRootkit 1.06 from the command-line. This is specially useful in corporate networked environments that wish to run Panda AntiRootkit from a login script or centralized management tool. The available command-line switches are:

/CLEAN Automatically remove detected rootkits
Send all suspicious items detected to PandaLabs
Log all results to a file
Restart automatically to complete cleaning
Hide on-screen messages during execution

Even though you can still comment and download Panda AntiRootkit 1.06 from our Research blog here, it will be officially distributed and supported from now on from our regular website.