Program available in: English
Program license: Free
Program by: Antirootkit
Works under:Windows 2000
IceSword is a free utility for Windows that allows users to detect rootkits on their personal computer.
For those who are unaware, a rootkit refers to a secret computer program that attempts to gain administrative access to a computer. Rootkits can wreak serious harm on both residential and company computers, gaining access to personal information, banking details, and other identifying factors.
With Icesword, advanced users are able to scan their running process list, open port lists, load kernel modules, and detect any hidden processes.
Though Icesword is helpful in locating rootkits, it doesn't feature many tools that remove these dangerous processes. The software is meant for advanced users who have a deeper understanding of the computer's directory structure.
Icesword is great for those who know how to locate rootkits and manually remove them. The app is best used in conjunction with services that automatically remove dangerous downloads and files.