May 152008

Rootkits are program(s)which take fundamental control as Administrator access of a computer system, without authorization by the system’s owners and legitimate managers. Typically, rootkits act to obscure their presence on the system through subversion or evasion of standard operating system security mechanisms. Often, they are also Trojans as well, thus fooling users into believing they are safe to run on their systems. Techniques used to accomplish this can include concealing running processes from monitoring programs, or hiding files or system data from the operating system.

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