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#1 tsnook12

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 01:23 AM

I just joined the community,
I participate in many other forms, solving various pc problems.
my new challenge is working on a laptop with a rookit.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 01:52 AM

please tell me what a rootkit is and what it does, please feel free to consider me stupid and not up with computer user acronyms

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 07:55 AM

A very warm welcome to BC to you both!
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#4 tsnook12

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 01:05 PM

As for being stupid, no one can know everything about computers, I am what you call a computer hobbyist/enthusiast, thats what makes these blogs and forums useful,we can pass on and share to help each other out.My first pc was a Leading Edge back in 1983, back then there was no hard drives everything was on 5 1/4 floppy disks everything was Dos based meaning you did everything from a command line interface.
A simple explanation of a root kit is it is a virus/ trojan that is made to hide itself inside a system file and the registry and are very effective at staying hidden from antivrus scanners and most will have a back door to get back in your system if they are found and can protect themselves from being found or removed. you can googlesearch about them, or go to the glossary or the security forums and find out more...




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