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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Root Kits : Hidden Undetected Threats

1. Malwares,trojans,adwares,spywares,virus,wormwares etc etc....protection vide Internet security editions by so many OEMs...and now rootkits(its not actually a recent development....)...has been in the threat making for about 10-12 years..but now the term is getting serious....so what actually are rootkits?


2. Rootkit is the term given to a group of utilities that hackers can misrepresent to keep access into a computer system once they have hacked into it. It gives them admission rights to find out usernames and passwords, allow strike against remote systems, remain hidden by erasing history from the system logs, and overabundance of various surreptitious tools.Rootkit is a combination of two words, “root” and “kit”. Root means supreme & Kit means a group of programs or utilities providing access to a user to retain a constant root-level contact to a terminal. The presence of rootkit ideally remains untraceable.

3. So more simply,they are a set of programs that can hide not only themselves but also other viruses, spyware, keyloggers and network traffic from normal antivirus and spyware removal software! Yes, a rootkit can infect your computer and take full control of it! You look inside a folder which contains rootkit files but you will see nothing. Why? Because the rootkit has told it to tell the user there are no files here. That is why, they are so dangerous and hard to detect......

4. BlackLight,RKDetector 2.0,RootkitBuster 1.6,RootkitRevealer 1.71 & Rootkit Unhooker 3.0A are few of the rootkit removal tools available...google for further details

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