Rootkit.exe is an executable program which allows a user to gain root access, or systems privileges, on a host. It is one of the four basic tools available to all users in the Telehack lobby.

Before it can be run on a host, you must transfer it to the host with FTP.

Enter RUN ROOTKIT on any host to gain root.

In order to use rootkit.exe, the necessary support process must already be running on the host. For example, to root a SunOS system, you must first run sunoskit.exe.

Only one user may obtain root on any given host, but you can oust another user by stopping their processes (see killproc).