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Source: ARNnet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Host Security Stealthy, remote system access programs called "rootkits" could fuel the next big wave of malicious code, and are already beginning to influence the design of new Internet worms and viruses, according to security experts. Now security software companies are sitting up and taking notice, releasing software that can spot and remove rootkits from infected systems.

In recent weeks a handful of companies, including antivirus company F-Secure, Sana Security and free software site Sysinternals released products they claim can ferret out kernel rootkit programs that manipulate Microsoft's Windows operating system and evade security software. But the buzz about rootkits may be overblown, according to one leading malicious code expert who says that the powerful programs, while dangerous, will never become as widespread as current viruses, worms or spyware.

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