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See this answer for some musings about the definitions of such terms, and, in particular, how fuzzy and mostly irrelevant they are. If we really want to make distinctions, then: A spyware is some software which spies on the user. A trojan is some malicious software which gets installed by the victim himself, who was deceived into thinking that the ...


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"Absolute persistence technology is built into the BIOS or firmware of a device during the manufacturing process." So, in addition to removing the agent, you will need to flash the BIOS or firmware of the device, with a version without the technology. Since "core boot is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS (firmware) found in ...


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There is a way to do this via Google's Native Client. However, executables have to be compiled for this environment explicitely. It is difficult to achieve otherwise (i.e. without a sandbox). DEP can't do this for you, as it only prevents memory segments without the executable flag from being executed. Just think of reading the CPUID, which is a simple ...


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Hardware enforced DEP may be able to prevent, unsure about returning false values



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