What is a rootkit?

Top of the day to you out there! I’m Donna J. Jodhan ad the business desk
and welcome to our weekly feature: Tiny Tip of the week.
The objective of this feature is to provide you with tips that you can use
to help you become more successful at your own business ventures.

I know how difficult it is for anyone at the best of times; you are trying
to run your business and at the same time get your message out there and
keep up with the latest and greatest information. Or you are trying to
generate ideas to get started and don’t quite know where to look.
Not easy is it! So hard for you to run your business plus do the research
and write about it all at the same time. Here is where we can help. Take a
look at our Tiny Tip below and use it well to help you identify business
ideas, opportunities, plus much more.

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What is a Rootkit:
Rootkits are one of the most technically advanced malware. They are what
people normally perceive as viruses. Here is what Wikipedia says:

A rootkit is software that enables continued privileged access to a computer
while actively hiding its presence from administrators by subverting
standard operating system functionality or other applications. Once a
rootkit is installed, it allows an attacker to mask the ongoing intrusion
and maintain privileged access to the computer by circumventing normal
authentication and authorization mechanisms.

And here is the most scary part about Rootkits:

Rootkit detection is difficult because a rootkit may be able to subvert the
software that is intended to find it. Detection methods include using an
alternate, trusted operating system; behavioral-based methods; signature
scanning; difference scanning; and memory dump analysis. Removal can be
complicated or practically impossible, especially in cases where the rootkit
resides in the kernel; reinstallation of the operating system may be the
only alternative.

Of course, there are some rootkit scanners that help detect rootkits. Check
out free rootkit removers,

http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/30/windows/5-best-free-rootkit-removers.html
GMER, and

http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/09/windows/security/gmer-free-anti-keylogger-and-anti-rootkit-software.html

Trend Micro RootkitBuster
http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/23/windows/security/download-trend-micro-rootkitbuster-free-rootkit-scanner.html
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Now, take this tiny tip and use it to find related information that you can
use to write about.
Or, take it and develop it into a smashing business venture.

Having problems writing about this? Can’t be bothered or have no time to
check the grammar, spelling, or structure of your writing? Not sure how to
go about researching related information on this?
Then contact us at info@sterlingcreations.com. We would be most happy to
help.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day.

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