As with other malware, rootkit techniques are continuously evolving and rootkit authors are
finding new ways to hide processes/files/registries more effectively, therefore thwarting AV
vendors attempts to provide detection. This is an ongoing battle that may never end, but it
seems clear that rootkits are here to stay and will continue to pose a serious challenge.
Antivirus vendors must focus on providing interception, detection and cleaning capabilities to
combat this growing threat.
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