rootkit

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root·kit

 (ro͞ot′kĭt′, ro͝ot′-)
n.
A set of software tools used to gain unauthorized access to a computer system on a network and to control its operation.

[From root (access), complete administrative access to a computer.]
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rootkit

(ˈruːtˌkɪt)
n
(Computer Science) 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
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