BitDefender Ships Anti-Rootkit Beta
Computer security vendor BitDefender has launched its first anti-rootkit beta for testing. Rootkits are a new form of malware which disguises its presence on a computer. Oftentimes, other malware is bundled with rootkits. For example, a rootkit can mask a Trojan presence of a computer. BitDefender is the only security vendor working on an anti-rootkit utility. Both F-Secure and Microsoft are developing their own anti-rootkit utility, Blacklight and Windows Defender, respectively. As more and more rootkits are being discovered, security vendors are developing new technology to fight it.