Remove Rootkit using TDSSKILLER

Posted by Muhammed Posted on Saturday, March 31, 2012

Rootkit in windows refers to programs that hide malware in the system. It is a complex task to remove infection once your computer is infected with rootkit because it hide the infection on your computer and is not able to identify or remove by most of the antivirus programs. Some of the rootkit will modify the system files or boot sector of hard drive and deletion or repair of these rootkit affect the normal function of the computer. Some rootkits install its own drivers and services in the system and they also remain “invisible”.

Rootkit Behavior

Once your computer is infected with rootkit you can see the any of the following behavior on your computer.

  • Search Redirection
  •  Unable to connect secured websites such as Microsoft, Symantec etc.
  • Unable to install Security Products and  get updates
  •  System Slow, BSOD etc. 

Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller

TDSSKiller is a utility which is developed by Kaspersky Lab and that allows removing rootkits. This utility is designed to detect and remove known rootkits such as tdss, zeroaccess, pihar, tidserv activity etc. It supports 32-bit and 64 bit windows operating system.

Hot to use TDSSKiller?

1.       Download ( and extract it into a folder on the infected computer

2.       Run the TDSSKiller.exe file

3.       Wait until the scanning and disinfection completes.

4.       Restart the computer.