Rootkits spy in through Windows to see what you are buying; then steal what they can, cloak their existence and leave the door open behind them so more intruders can follow.Not a friendly neighbor.

A set of spyware software tools used by an intruder or hacker to access computer systems, files and personal information, and then conceal their presence, rootkits are becoming an increasing problem for Internet users - and their levels of sophistication are growing, according to a Gartner Research report, as the ability of these rootkits to hide from detection becomes stronger.

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