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by Franki

Root kits are not something the average Windows user has had to spend much time worrying about in the past. According to Eweek, that’s about to change as common spyware programs use root kit like techniques to hide from detection and make removal more difficult. Put simply, they use Kernel level functions to hide themselves on users systems. Since the Kernel is the heart of a system, if it is compromised anything can be hidden on your system and you may never know anything is amiss. With the increasing sophistication of Viruses and Spyware, it is logical to expect them to adopt more complex methods of avoiding detection. Get yourself a free copy of Adaware if you don’t have any Spyware detection and you use Windows. Or you could just get yourself a Mac or Linux PC as both have proven themselves more or less immune to Viruses and Spyware so far.








One Response to “Cool Web Search becomes “Cool Root kit”.”

  1. John Curry Says:

    Not only is your statement “Or you could just get yourself a Mac or Linux PC as both have proven themselves more or less immune to Viruses and Spyware so far.” patently false, it is irresponsible of you to state something like this as fact on your site. Plenty of people will come here, read that and believe it to be true on your “authority”. On that subject, what exactly makes you a security expert? The ability to author HTML documents?

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