A "Rootkit" is usually defined as a piece of software
intended to hide a resource from the user. "Resource"
can be file(s), registry items or processes. Malware frequently
hides their processes, registry entries and files to bypass detection
by anti-virus products.
Avira Rootkit Detection (ARK) supports the detection of such
hidden objects. If a hidden object is detected in the system the
ARK shows it and offers supplementary options accessible by doing
a right click on the object. Please note that in this beta version
some of the actions performed on a hidden object are disabled.
Windows 2000 Server or Workstation
Windows XP Home or Professional
Windows Server 2003, all Versions
Please also note that some commercial products deliberately hide
their own resources. Thus not all applications which hide their
tracks should be considered as being malware.