GMER 2.0 adds Windows 8 and full x64 support

2013-Jan-08 | Tags: freewarerootkitwin8-64bitwindows8

Start64!After almost two years without a significant update, you might have been forgiven for thinking that rootkit detector GMER was on its way out. Version 2.0 has just been released, and it’s the most important GMER update for a very long time.

The new build finally provides full Windows x64 support, for instance. If you’ve not used the program for a while because of its 64-bit issues then now might be the time to reconsider.

And the addition of Windows 8 support means you can now run GMER 2.0 on just about any modern PC.

GMER under Windows 8 64bit

If you were tired of waiting for the program to complete its drive checks then you’ll appreciate the new “Quick Scan” setting. Turn this on and GMER 2.0 will examine only key system files, delivering much faster results. (We’d prefer to run the full system scan as it’s far more reliable, but having the choice has to be good.)