March 1, 2011

TDSS Killer.

Kaspersky Lab has developed the TDSSKiller utility that allows removing rootkits.

A rootkit is a program or a program kit that hides the presence of malware in the system.A rootkit for Windows systems is a program that penetrates into the system and intercepts the system functions. It can effectively hide its presence by intercepting and modifying low-level API(application programming interface) functions. Moreover it can hide the presence of particular processes, folders, files and registry keys. Some rootkits install its own drivers and services in the system .

The utility supports 32-bit and 64-bit operation systems.
The utility can be run in Normal Mode and Safe Mode.

How to Run TDSS Killer.

  • Download the archive from the Kaspersky website and extract it into a folder on the infected (or possibly infected) computer with an archiver.
  • Run the TDSSKiller.exe file.
  • Wait until the scanning and disinfection completes. A reboot might require after the disinfection has been completed.

After removing all infected files, restart your computer and the issue will be fixed. And don’t forget to do update your Security Software, check the Firewall Settings and the Operating System and finally do a full system scan with the Security Software.


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