Rootkits have been making the news with increasing frequency recently and I expect this trend will continue. eWeek recently quoted Microsoft's Anti-Malware Technology Team leader Jason Garms as saying more than 20 percent of malware removed from systems running Windows XP with Service Pack 2 are rootkits. That's right — rootkits are installed even with SP2.
F-Secure, Finnish anti-malware vendor, is quoted at eWeek as saying the increase in rootkits can be directly attributed to adware/spyware pushers' use of rootkit technology to hide their dirty work and prevent uninstallation. Apropos spyware, from ContextPlus, was discovered using "very advanced rootkit technologies". » Rootkits rising | Spyware Confidential | ZDNet.com
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