Re: Found, a new rootkit

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 Ali Helmy: 

> Sorry to be off-topic, but could someone tell a total noob what is that all
> about?


A rootkit is a set of software tools frequently used by a third party (usually 
an intruder) after gaining access to a computer system. These tools are 
intended to conceal running processes, files or system data, which helps an 
intruder maintain access to a system without the user's knowledge. Rootkits 
are known to exist for a variety of operating systems such as Linux, Solaris 
and versions of Microsoft Windows. A computer with a rootkit on it is called 
a rooted computer.

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