Anti-Rootkit Beta

Removes and repairs the latest rootkits and the damage they cause


Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA drills down and removes even deeply embedded rootkits

Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA is cutting edge technology for
detecting and removing the nastiest malicious rootkits


  • Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit from the link above
  • Run the file and follow the onscreen instructions to extract it to a location of your choosing (your desktop by default)
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit will then open, follow the instruction in the wizard to update and allow the program to scan your computer for threats
  • Click on the Cleanup button to remove any threats and reboot if prompted to do so
  • Wait while the system shuts down and the cleanup process is performed
  • Perform another scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to verify that no threats remain. If they do, then click Cleanup once more and repeat the process
  • If no additional threats were found, verify that your system is now running normally, making sure that the following items are functional: Internet access, Windows Update, Windows Firewall
  • If there are additional problems with your system, such as any of those listed above or other system issues, then run the 'fixdamage' tool included with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit located within the 'Plugins' folder and reboot
  • Verify that your system is now functioning normally
  • If you experience any problems running the tool or it hasn't fully resolved all of the issues you had, please contact support


This is beta software, for consumer and approved partner use only, use at your own risk, and by proceeding you are agreeing to our terms of license agreement enclosed as "License.rtf".

All Beta versions are non-final products. Malwarebytes does not guarantee the absence of errors which might lead to interruption in the normal computer operations or data loss. Precautions should be taken. The types of infections targeted by Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit can be very difficult to remove. Please be sure you have any valued data backed up before proceeding, just as a precaution.

While we encourage and invite participation, Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA users run the tool at their own risk. Malwarebytes bears no responsibility for issues that may arise during use of this tool. However, all reasonable efforts will be made by Malwarebytes to assist in recovery should the need arise.

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