Cloaking without malicious intent

There is an ongoing discussion on the Norton SystemWorks issue. As a result people are asking us how many of these cases are there. Well, ever since BlackLight beta was released on 10th March 2005 we have received reports of only a few non-malicious applications using rootkit style cloaking. We have seen three different categories:

  • File and folder hiding software that people use e.g. to hide adult material from their family

  • System backup software hiding their backup files

  • Software protecting their processes or configuration data

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Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 14th January 2006 2:35AM