Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Rootkit Hides From Windows and Anti-Virus Tools

BootRoot hooks into the area of the Windows operating system that handles both networking and writing data to the hard drive. That means if it is installed along with a Trojan horse program that runs after Windows boots up - such as a keystroke-logging program, for example - the rootkit is capable of re-installing the Trojan even if anti-virus or other security software installed on the system subsequently finds and deletes the Trojan.

Read the article HERE - and a technical analysis may be found HERE.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are security tools that do not delete keyloggers, for example, as it may danage your system but run as a real time protection and block such malware constantly like PrivacyKeyboard. I think in the kind of situation this anti-keylogging software will be quite effective.

January 09, 2008  

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