- Mar 15, 2011
The latest release of Hitman Pro 3.5.9 – build 126 – will remove the infamous Trojan “Popureb” without the need to reinstall the operating system as previously advised by Microsoft.
Malware like Popureb overwrites the hard drive’s Master Boot Record (MBR), the first sector – sector 0 – where code is stored to bootstrap the operating system after the computer’s BIOS completed its start-up checks. The rootkit hides the MBR by hooking the DriverStartIo of the harddisk driver atapi.sys, making it effectively invisible to both the operating system and most security software.
The Cloud Assisted Miniport Hook Bypass technology that was added to Hitman Pro in an earlier release this month is designed to detect these sophisticated rootkits. Our Cloud Assisted Miniport Hook Bypass is capable of detecting and removing the Popureb bootkit.
Build 126 of Hitman Pro 3.5 contains a new Tool Action: Replace with standard MBR.
A beta version of Hitman Pro 3.5.9 build 126 can be downloaded here: