[Dshield] Spyware Danger Meets Rootkit Stealth

Fergie (Paul Ferguson) fergdawg at netzero.net
Mon Jun 20 23:01:40 GMT 2005

>From eWeek:


The makers of one common spyware program are borrowing techniques from another type of malicious program, known as "rootkits," to help evade detection on systems they infect, spyware experts say.

Recent versions of the Cool Web Search spyware have rootkit-like features that allow the spyware authors to hide their program files on Windows systems.



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