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Phrozen RunPE Detector 2.0

Detect some hidden malware in seconds

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(0)
Operating Systems:
Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
License:
Freeware
Developer:
Phrozen Software
Software Cost:
Free
Category
Security
Date Updated:
22 June 2017
Downloads To Date:
1515
Languages:
English
Download Size:
2.50 MB

Malware uses many tricks to hide its process, and one of the most common is known as RunPE. Essentially this involves starting a known and trusted process - Explorer.exe, say - then replacing its code with the malware's own.

Phrozen RunPE Detector is a free tool which scans the headers of your processes in memory, and compares them to their disk images. If a process has been exploited by RunPE then there should be a difference, and you'll see an alert.

Phrozen RunPE Detector can even try to remove whatever malware it detects, although we wouldn't rely on it being successful: if you find something, then we'd recommend using a full-strength antivirus engine to investigate further.

The other small bonus here is that Phrozen RunPE Detector allows you to close multiple processes in a single operation (right-click, Kill...).

Note also that the program can't yet scan 64-bit processes (though it can check 32-bit processes on 64-bit Windows).

Verdict:

Phrozen RunPE Detector doesn't do very much, but it really can identify RunPE-based malware, and as it's both a) quick and b) no-strings free we'd recommend grabbing a copy for your security toolkit.

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