Warning: Rootkit Unhooker(RKU)
To Whom It May Concern...
It's not pleasant for me to write it but I need to do it to prevent the problems
for our users and all our computer users.
We see a lot of new software every day and we usually believe for their authors are the honest-minded people.
Unfortunately it's not always truth.
Rootkit Unhooker (http://xell.ru, if you read it in Russian it will be http://hell.ru) was created in the end of the 2006.
The authors advertised it as the best anti-rootkit software in the world.
It's not a problem :-) Great idea!
But what are they doing?
EP_X0FF and MP_ART (authors of RKU) call people to make attack
against legitimate site (not our site at this moment) instead of the source code of RKU.
They fight against the computer security related web site because they suppose that author is not right.
It's a criminal act (according Russian law)!
Take a look at the screenshot from the xell forum:
This page was recently removed from the forum but it can be viewed using
EP_X0FF and MP_ART afraid to show their real names. Probably they early have the criminal in the past or
they plan to make unlawful actions in the future.
I hope the Russian computer police will be interested to contact both in the nearest future.
If they will try to make attack against greatis.com and greatissoftware.com they will break the USA and Australian law.
Rootkit Unhooker authors create rootkits and anti-rootkit
for detecting this rootkit at the same moment.
They write in Russian to avoid be understandable by other people.
Fortunately I can easily read it in Russian :-).
They promise to create rootkit UnReal.B with advanced technology preventing detection by known antiviral software.
Usually the technic is simple: antiviral software will be terminated or the user will see the BSOD on his screen.
Only Rootkit Unhooker 3.20 will be have a right to remove "Unreal.B" without any problems.
Can you tell me is it fair play?
EP_X0FF promises that the "Unreal.C" will be "ready to fight" rootkit.
Who will get the source code of this dangerous rootkit?
Are you sure that Rootkit Unhooker will never have a backdoor?
EP_X0FF and MP_ART (authors of Rootkit Unhooker) are mentaly unbalanced.
They posted the malicious messages on their forum and on the Sysinternals forums.
They don't understand the "ethics" word.
No arguments - only abuse.
Offensive, abuse words in Russian (not for translation)
You can use any software by own risk.
You are warned...
Hope it helps.