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The FireEye Labs team posts blog entries under threat research to present and discuss cyber attacks and threat intelligence from a technical perspective. They cover the full spectrum of exploits and vulnerabilities, including advanced malware and targeted threats.

    Rootkits - making malware more powerful - part 1

    By FireEye

    This series of blog entries will examine the topic of rootkits , what they are, and how they work. Rootkits are a utility component to bots and other malware that provides stealth and protection for the malware. They are also the reason that makes malware very difficult to remove and sometimes detect. Therefore they are an important topic to explore as they apply to BOTs as well as other types of malware. This first part will examine what they are, why they exist and why they are a concern.