Rootkits are infections that contain a program or a group of programs usually programmed to go undetected in order to take control of a computer. In some cases, a rootkit may come in the form of a Trojan presented in a way that makes computer users believe that it is a safe program to execute or run. Rootkits were originally designed to be programs that have the ability to take control or gain access of a failing system. Hackers can take a legitimate rootkit and turn it into malware that can potentially take over a system where it will execute undetected malicious or illegal actions.
A Rootkit was originally a legitimate application designed to take control of an unresponsive or failing system. Hackers have taken the rootkit’s undetected access capabilities to spread malware. A rootkit such as Rootkit.Gen has the ability to hide connections, files and process. When used for malicious intent a hacker is able to submit commands that ultimately control the functions of a computer where it may be used for illegal actions or to simply spread malicious files or programs. Rootkits are known to affect many types of computers including ones running Windows, Mac OS and even Linux.
Rootkits can go undetected by many antivirus or security applications. It is importation to utilize a tool that is designed to detect and remove rootkits so that you are able to identify the infected files. A rootkit can be successfully removed if the proper actions are taken.
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There are currently 91 rootkits program(s) in our database.
|Agent.BVCO||July 24, 2009|
|Agent.gmj||July 24, 2009|
|Agent.kqq||July 24, 2009|
|Agent.sd5||July 24, 2009|
|Avatar Rootkit||May 2, 2013|
|BackDoor-Spyeye!rootkit||February 15, 2010|
|BDS/ZAccess.AL||October 25, 2012|
|BDS/ZAccess.V||August 23, 2012|
|BlackEnergy||July 4, 2014|
|CEIDPageLock||August 31, 2018|
|Crisis||August 22, 2012|
|DOS/Rovnix.W||September 1, 2014|
|Gen.Rootkit||December 9, 2010|
|Generic Rootkit.ej||March 2, 2010|
|Hack Tool.HOC||October 1, 2010|
|LoJax||October 8, 2018|
|Mal/FakeVirPk-B||January 5, 2010|
|Mal/ZAccess-D||December 12, 2011|
|MBR:Alureon-K [Rtk]||December 2, 2011|
|MBR:Alureon-L||December 20, 2012|
|NTOSKRNL-HOOK||July 22, 2009|
|Phase Bot||January 13, 2015|
|Podnuha!sd6||August 4, 2009|
|Rootkit Win32.tdss.mbr||November 10, 2010|
|Rootkit.0access.H||March 7, 2012|