What is the purpose of a rootkit?

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What is the purpose of a rootkit? 1ITExamAnswers Staff asked 9 months ago

What is the purpose of a rootkit?

  • To masquerade as a legitimate program
  • To deliver advertisements without user consent
  • To replicate itself independently of any other programs
  • To gain privileged access to a device while concealing itself

Explanation: Malware can be classified as follows:
Virus (self replicates by attaching to another program or file)
Worm (replicates independently of another program)
Trojan horse (masquerades as a legitimate file or program)
Rootkit (gains privileged access to a machine while concealing itself)
Spyware (collects information from a target system)
Adware (delivers advertisements with or without consent)
Bot (waits for commands from the hacker)
Ransomware (holds a computer system or data captive until payment is received)

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