Chkrootkit Alternatives for Windows

    Chkrootkit is not available for Windows but there are some alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is TDSSKiller, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked six alternatives to Chkrootkit and five of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Chkrootkit are GMER (Free), Trend Micro RootkitBuster (Free), Sophos Virus Removal Tool (Free) and RootkitRevealer (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 11, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      Kaspersky Lab has developed the TDSSKiller utility that allows removing rootkits.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      GMER is an application that detects and removes rootkits .


    1. Scan for hidden files, registry entries, processes, services, drivers, kernel code patches, ports, operating system service hooks, and Master Boot Record (MBR) rootkits. Clean or remove hidden files, registry entries, and services.
    2. Infected with a virus? Unsure whether your existing antivirus software has detected and removed it? Still having problems and unsure where to turn to next? Sophos Virus Removal Tool can help.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      RootkitRevealer is an advanced rootkit detection utility. It runs on Windows NT 4 and higher and its output lists Registry and file system API discrepancies that may indicate the presence of a user-mode or kernel-mode rootkit.
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