A rootkit is a virus that uses specific techniques to infiltrate your computer’s operating system that make it nearly impossible to find. For example, a rootkit virus may exist as a file on your system, but it uses advanced techniques – more advanced than traditional malware – to hide itself in such a way that most anti-malware tools, and even the operating system itself, have no idea that it’s present.« Back to Glossary Index
- Why Don’t Anti-malware Tools Work Better? - It's possible to get malware, even with anti-malware tools installed. Why the heck is that true?
- I Run Anti-virus Software. Why do I Still Sometimes Get Infected? - It seems like even the most up-to-date anti-malware package isn't always enough. It's frustrating because you think that it would be.
- What’s the best anti-virus? - There just isn't a best... and knowing that will (hopefully) lead you in the direction of safe internet practices.
- What’s a “Zero-Day” Attack? - A zero-day attack is very simple: it's the exploitation of a vulnerability before there's a fix for it. I'll review the timeline.