What is a Rootkit?

December 30, 2006

A rootkit is a hacker technology that will hide hacked files from you. However, not all the programs that use this technique are necessarily bad. Rootkits gained prominence with Sony who used them for copy protection. It sounds like you have malware. Check out Rootkit Revealer. The only reasonable thing to do if you find a rootkit is to format and reinstall.

source: leo.am