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10+ Things you Should Know about Rootkits

Author: Exweeto

Malware-based rootkits fuel a multibillion dollar spyware industry by stealing individual or corporate financial information. If that weren't bad enough, rootkit-based botnets generate untold amounts of spam. Here's a look at what rootkits are and what to do about them. Topics include:

  1. What is a rootkit?
  2. Why use a rootkit?
  3. How do rootkits propagate?
  4. User-mode rootkits
  5. Kernel-mode rootkits
  6. Hybrid rootkits
  7. Firmware rootkits
  8. Virtual rootkits
  9. Generic symptoms of rootkit infestation
  10. Polymorphism
  11. Detection and removal

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