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 TDSSKiller.zip 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.