Rootkit Detection

Enough has probably been said about Sony’s woes regarding the Rootkit issue. The attention needs to now switch to the antivirus and antispyware vendors. Why did they miss the problem all these months? According to eWeek, even now, only the Finnish anti-virus specialist F-Secure Corp. appears to have added a rootkit detection engine in its security suite. Other big-name anti-virus vendors—including Symantec Corp., McAfee Inc. and Trend Micro Inc.—appear to still have not implemented true rootkit detection/removal capabilities. It also looks like antivirus and antispyware companies will need to monitor software distribution methods other than just the Internet.