Rootkits leave antivirus systems powerless

Friday, 18 March 2005, 12:27 PM EST

An increasing number of virus writers are using so-called 'rootkit' technology to create malware that is invisible to existing antivirus packages, IT security experts warned today.

Rootkits have been around in Unix systems for about 15 years, but the technology has only been in Windows systems recently, according to security firm F-Secure.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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