Rootkit

Yet another reason to stop using Norton Antivirus. If you want good, free virus protection that doesn’t bog down your system’s resources, use AVG Free. I would recommend ClamWin, the open-source AV tool, but its realtime file scanner isn’t ready yet.

It’s best to stay away from the big guys: Norton (Symantec) and McAfee.

About Will Chatham

Will Chatham is an Information Security Analyst, OSCP, Ethical Hacker, and Penetration Tester at a federal data center in Asheville, NC. Since Netscape 2.0, he has worked in a wide array of environments including non-profit, corporate, small business, and government. His varied background, from developer to search engine optimizer to security professional, has helped him build a wide range of skills that help those with whom he works and teaches.
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