One simple question for rootkit experts

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Metting, Aug 14, 2006.

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  1. Metting

    Metting Registered Member

    Aug 3, 2006

    I know that there are different kinds of rootkits working with different ways, but i still have an important question for me but a simple one for rootkit experts.

    Is it essential for a rootkit to install a service or driver to do it's work?

    or in other words ....

    If i can grant that neither services nor drivers can be installed on my machine without my permission, does this mean that no rootkit can be installed too?

  2. Ilya Rabinovich

    Ilya Rabinovich Developer

    Sep 13, 2005
    There are ring-3 rootkits ITW - they don't need install driver.
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