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A proprietary condom which, like Hoovers in the UK and Kleenex in the US, has become a genericised trademark

Trojan

A proprietary condom–the term is used in the US like Kleenex
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The right solution to getting rid of a rootkit is easy; however, the implementation is not that simple and should always be handled by a security specialist.
If the two lists are not identical, this indicates that a rootkit is active in the system and the security solution can perform actions to neutralize suspicious objects.
Recent researches are showing that seven of the top ten threats in 2012 were rootkits and that the number of boot-level rootkits increased dramatically,” said Avishai Ziv, vice president of Cyber Security Solutions at LynuxWorks.
Rootkits can be difficult to find, particularly if you are searching while the rootkit is running.
Typically a rootkit arrives in a Trojan horse or via a malicious download.
Unscrupulous people who make malware - software that does only nasty, unwanted things to your computer - use rootkits to hide all traces of their activity.
New exploits employing kernel mode rootkits are becoming more prevalent and allow the hacker to "own" your system without you knowing it.
Blunden (enterprise computing administrator) provides comprehensive coverage of the poorly documented, partially documented, or intentionally undocumented components of rootkit technology.
Panda Cloud Antivirus scored a perfect 10 in rootkit and rogue antivirus detection.
Additional protection is provided in the form of safe searching and safe surfing protection acquired through the recent purchase of Exploit Prevention Labs, rootkit detection, basic security for MSN and ICQ instant messaging, and detection of malware-infected files on websites.
Additionally, all of the solutions will include an anti-rootkit module for detecting and removing rootkits (malicious programs designed to control victim computers while staying hidden.
Sophos announced the availability of a new free-of-charge, standalone tool offering comprehensive rootkit detection and removal capabilities.