Rootkits

How to Remove a Rootkit Permanently

Rootkits (subverted versions of originally legitimate hardware manipulation tools, and classified technically as trojans), can take a variety of approaches to clear up. This is because once inside a machine they hide in a number of places: the memory; the system registry; the M.B.R (master boot record); the A.P.I (application planning interface)… and they all …

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Detecting Rootkits – Five Easy Ways of Getting to the Root of All Evil

All rootkits (hacking devices known as ‘trojans’) employ a wide range of disguises to avoid detection. They have ‘roots’ in the operating system kernel, and control capable of certain command functions, some that can even have the ability disable lesser anti-virus searches. Originally (first in the early ’90’s with Unix), the term ‘rootkit’ referred to …

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