Rootkits Summary: Rootkits attack deep within operating systems and make themselves invisible to the anti-spyware and anti-virus software sent out to detect them. Learn how to use rootkit detectors, which use the same tricks as the rootkits themselves. July 21, 2005 -- 20:54 GMT (13:54 PDT) Loading... Please wait. Topics: Malware, Security Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.