1. Not disclosing one's true ideology, affiliations, or positions: a stealth candidate.
2. Having or providing the ability to prevent detection by radar: a stealth bomber; stealth technology.
3. disguised or hidden [Old English stelan to steal]
I don't see how any computer program can fit (or almost fit) the first definition.http://www.thefreedictionary.com/clean wrote:1. Free from dirt, stain, or impurities; unsoiled.
a. Free from foreign matter or pollution; unadulterated: clean air; clean drinking water.
b. Not infected: a clean wound.
a. Producing relatively little pollution: a clean fuel; a cleaner, more efficient engine.
b. Producing relatively little radioactive fallout or contamination: a clean nuclear bomb.
4. Having no imperfections or blemishes; regular or even: a clean edge; a smooth, clean joint.
a. Not ornate or intricate; spare: "the clean lines and exquisite proportions of early modernism" Judith Thurman.
b. Sharply defined; clear-cut: a clean outline against the sky.
6. Free from clumsiness; deft; adroit: a clean throw.
7. Devoid of restrictions or encumbrances: a clean bill of health.
8. Thorough; complete: a clean getaway.
9. Having few alterations or corrections; legible: clean manuscript.
10. Blank: a clean page.
a. Morally pure; virtuous: led a clean life.
b. Having no marks of discredit or offense: a clean voting record.
12. Fit for all readers, listeners, or audiences; not ribald or obscene: a clean joke.
13. Honest or fair: a clean fighter; a clean competition.
a. Not carrying concealed weapons or drugs.
b. Innocent of a suspected crime.
a. Free from narcotics addiction.
b. Showing no evidence of using banned or performance-enhancing substances: proven to be clean before the race.
Newbies tend to believe that if they run a "stealth" program, the owner of the computer won't be able to see what they've been doing. It's wrong as no program can do this; if the owner wants it, it can have detailed logs of all activities backed up by a video of the screen during the "stealth" work.
It's incorrect and significantly misleading. I request changing the "Stealth" in the database entries to another word. I propose "Clean", but other suggestions are welcome.
Thanks 2 Donald for the idea of creating this post.