"The spread of malicious software, also known as malware or computer viruses, is a growing problem that can lead to crashed computer systems, stolen personal information, and billions of dollars in lost productivity every year. One of the most insidious types of malware is a "rootkit," which can effectively hide the presence of other spyware or viruses from the user — allowing third parties to steal information from your computer without your knowledge.
But now researchers from North Carolina State University have devised a new way to block rootkits and prevent them from taking over your computer systems." – Content courtesy of Hooks Hijacked? New Research Shows How To Block Stealthy Malware Attacks