Why It’s Difficult To Detect And Remove a Rootkit

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Every time an anti-virus program detects and isolates new malware. It’s a success for developers, the company, and end-users. Although companies are always upgrading their antivirus software to deal with advanced threats.

Today, I would like to talk about new “invisible malware” that can not be detected by the currently available security program. This malware is so advanced that they only exist in memory (RAM) sometimes, which means that there is no suspicious file on the hard disk to be scanned by antivirus software.

How does “Invisible malware” work?
Besides being only in memory(RAM), there are also some malicious programs that are not visible in the BIOS (Basic Input / Output System). It can affect your system without being detected by the security software.

When your system is affected by such malware, it is known as “Blue Pill malware”, a rootkit program can automatically load itself into the device and then loads the machine operating system.

As you know, the rootkit program is always loaded before the operating system, which makes the antivirus software cannot detect them.

It’s not as though companies are taking no action against these serious threats, but the thing is that they will protect us in the future. What about today?

Intel has partnered with Lockheed Martin to work on a new series of processors that can prevent such malware. These processors are called “Intel Select Solution for Hardened Security”, which separates all vital resources primarily so that malware can not infect the machine. They are also planning to take some key steps to lock the BIOS and avoid such attacks.

However, if companies want to avoid such attacks at the moment. they must turn their vital data into the cloud.

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