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Types of Malware: What is Rootkit?

A type of malware that opens a permanent “back door” into a computer system. Once installed, a rootkit will allow additional viruses to infect a computer as various hackers find the vulnerable computer exposed and compromise it.

Rootkits! Part 1

-“This is a rootkit, not a virus.” -“So what is the difference? What is rootkit?” Here is the first part of explanation: Many ages ago the word “root” became famous in computer world. UNIX administrator’s rights account (full rights with full privileges) was called “root” account. Rootkit Malware means to gain these admin privileges by […]