And yeah, I can watch that clip in my head without referring to YouTube. I agree with the sentiment. Why bother hiding something that is unlikely to be removed anyway, never mind the usually unnecessary privilege escalation? Many users are the best sort of rootkit a malware writer could hope for.
But as to the Windows rootkit thing, I've read plenty of text from people that think the definition of rootkit simply does not apply to Windows, and would rather call Windows rootkits something else. I thinks it is an old-school Unix-y definition thing.
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