malicious software that allows an unauthorized user to maintain access to a computer by concealing programs and processes, files, or data from the operating system.
verb (used with or without object), rootkitted, rootkitting.
to install such software on (a computer, electronic device, etc.):
I think my system has been rootkitted.
(computing) a set of programs used to gain unauthorized access to a computer’s operating system, esp in order to destroy or alter files, attack other computers, etc
noun, Plant Pathology. 1. a disease of plants, characterized by galls or knots on the roots and stunted growth, caused by any of several nematodes of the genus Meloidogyne. root knot A disease of plants characterized by protuberant swellings on the roots caused by infestation with nematodes.
verb 1. (intransitive) (Brit) another word for root2
- Rootle out
adjective 1. having no roots. 2. having no basis of stability; unsteady: a rootless feeling resulting from economic and social change. 3. having no place or position in society; not in accord with the environment: the homeless, rootless wanderer. adjective 1. having no roots, esp (of a person) having no ties with a particular place […]