Kernel modules have always played an important role when it comes to running small pieces of code. The modules are in fact piece of codes that can be loaded and unloaded into the Kernel as and when required. The best part is that one doesn’t need to reboot the system to load the kernel. Rootkits are derivatives of Kernel and it is these malicious files that penetrate into the system and gain absolute rights to the system. NoVirusThanks Driver Radar Pro is a useful application that allows you to allow or deny the loading of kernel files and further also set up secure whitelisting methods.
Driver Radar Pro
Driver Radar Pro will instantly speed up the Malware analysis process and it will make sure that only the whitelisted drivers have permission to load. This also means that one could use Driver Radar Pro to identify the loaded kernel mode drivers which are currently being leveraged by malware and Rootkits.
The application will also allow you to monitor the loading of kernel mode drivers, show complete information about the driver to be loaded, save the details of the to-be-loaded drivers, search additional information about the loaded driver from Google and is light on memory and CPU usage.
How to use
The download file is the usual .exe that is around 2MB in size. The installation process is extremely easy and similar to most of the other Windows programs.
Once installed the Driver Radar Pro throws open a simplified dashboard along with a log of processes. The preferences in the setting menu include, automatically start with Windows, minimize application window when started manually, save only events of blocked drivers and always ask for confirmation on exit.
Furthermore, users can also setup a password for closing the application, opening the application, disabling real-time password protection and changes in protection mode. Additionally, the Radar Pro will also let you tweak the notifications according to your preferences.
If you want to have a greater degree of control over the system, then the Radar Pro is a good choice as it lets you copy the to-be-loaded driver file to a user-specified location for further inspection. Driver Radar Pro is free of cost and can be installed on both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. Every time an application tries to access your kernel, Driver Radar Pro will warn you and this is one of the features that can be a great savior.
It is available for download here.