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Last Topic without a post so i figured I'd start an easy one.

What the heck is a RootKit? Please answer with one sentence. That way I have a chance of getting it!

All I know is that Sony may have given us one and that could be real bad. How bad? :roll:

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A RootKit (typically) is a Kernel Low-Level driver that may hook or alter the way certain internal Windows functions work. For example - a rootkit may "hide" a file from being "seen" when using Windows Explorer so the program would appear "invisible" to the average user.

The Sony issue was "bad" because it was/is exploited by other spyware/malware to hide itself.

Let me know if you would like a more in-depth answer.

-Nick

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