computer software, designed to enable access to a computer or system

A rootkit is a computer virus which allows someone to take control on your computer. It is very dangerous.

It is a stealthy type of software, typically malicious, designed to hide the existence of certain processes or programs from normal methods of detection. It allows continued secret access to a computer.[1]


  1. Rootkits, Part 1 of 3: The growing threat. McAfee 2006. [1]