TDSSKiller is a utility created by Kaspersky Labs that is designed to remove the TDSS rootkit. This rootkit is know under other names such as Rootkit.Win32.TDSS, Tidserv, TDSServ, and Alureon. TDSSKiller will also attempt to remove other rootkits such as the ZeroAccess or ZeroAccess rootkit if it is detected.

Just in case you didn’t know a rootkit is a malware program that is designed to hide itself or other infections on your computer. These types of programs are typically harder to remove than generic malware, which is the reason that stand-alone utilities such as TDSSKiller have been developed.

Here is a video on how to use TDSSKiller and the download link

TDSSKiller Step by step guide

How to run and use tdsskiller

  • TDSSKiller is a utility created by Kaspersky Labs that is designed to remove the TDSS rootkit. This rootkit is known under other names such as Rootkit.Win32.TDSS, Tidserv, TDSServ, and Alureon. TDSSKiller will also attempt to remove other rootkits such as the ZeroAccess or ZeroAccess rootkit if it is detected.
  • Download Link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/tdsskiller/
  • Download TDSSkiller from the link provided above.
  • Once downloaded, run it.
  • It will show you ‘End User License Agreement’ and after that ‘KS Statement’. ‘Accept’ them.

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  • Once you have accepted, it will start loading. It will show you the screen as shown in below image

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  • Click on ‘Start scan’. It will start searching for rootkits, which will take about 30 seconds to 1 minute to complete.

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  • Upon completion, it will show you if it found any rootkit or not.

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  • Here, it did not found any rootkit. The computer is clean.