Kaspersky rootkit

Kaspersky rootkit

TDSSKiller is a free Kaspersky rootkit tool that can be used to detect rootkits and remove them from your computer. Rootkits have the ability to hide potentially unwanted applications from your computer’s antivirus application. Rootkits remain invisible by modifying the API on your computer. Some of the known rootkits include Rootkit.Win32.TDSS, Rootkit.Boot.Turn.a, Rootkit.Boot.Batan.a, etc.

Kaspersky's rootkit scan

Follow these guidelines to run the Kaspersky rootkit scan on your computer.

  • Step 1:Download the TDSSKiller application from the manufacturer’s site.
  • Step 2:Extract the TDSSKiller.exe file from the archived package by using tools such as Winzip or Winrar.
  • Step 3:Run the TDSS application on your computer.
  • Step 4:Accept the TDSS license agreement.
  • Step 5:Click the ‘change parameters’ option.
  • Step 6:Select the objects to scan, such as services and drivers, and boot sectors.
  • Step 7:Set the additional Kaspersky TDSS options, such as ‘Verify driver digital signatures’ and ‘Detect TDLFS file system.
  • Click OK.
  • Step 8:Click the ‘Start scan’ button to begin scanning.
  • Step 9:Wait until the Kaspersky TDSSKiller completes the scan.
  • Step 10:Click the corrective action buttons to remove the virus/spyware/malware from your computer.
  • Step 11:Click the Report button to view the detailed TDSS scan report.

Kaspersky rootkit detector

Follow these guidelines to detect rootkits on your computer by using TDSSKiller.

  • Step 1:Run the TDSSKiller application on your computer.
  • Step 2:Agree to the TDSSKiller’s license agreement.
  • Step 3:Click the link to change parameters.
  • Step 4:Customize the rootkit scan according to your preference. 
  • Step 5:If you suspect that a rootkit is located in ‘Services and drivers,’ select that option.
  • Step 6:If you know that a rootkit is in the boot sectors, choose the boot sectors option.
  • Step 7:Click OK and then click Start Scan.
  • Step 8:Remove the rootkits or quarantine them by clicking the appropriate options on the scan result screen and clicking Continue.
  • Step 9:TDSSKiller might prompt you to reboot your PC. Reboot the PC.

Kaspersky anti rootkit utility

Follow these guidelines to download the Kaspersky Anti-Rootkit utility on your computer.

  • Step 1:Go to the Kaspersky official site, ‘https://usa.kaspersky.com/downloads/tdsskiller.’
  • Step 2:Click the Download Now button.
  • Step 3:Select the Zip or EXE link to download the TDSSKiller in Zip or EXE format.
  • Step 4:Wait until the TDSSKiller is downloaded and then run the application on your computer.

Kaspersky rootkit removal tool

  • Step 1:Kaspersky TDSSKiller is a rootkit removal tool that is available for Windows computers.
  • Step 2:The TDSSKiller completes a scan in about 15 seconds and presents the results on the screen.
  • Step 3:You can delete or copy the rootkits to the quarantine folder.
  • Step 4:Kaspersky rootkit remover (steps to remove)
  • Step 5:Perform a rootkit scan on your computer by running a new scan with the TDSSKiller.
  • Step 6:If there are no rootkits on your computer, the TDSSKiller displays a ‘No threats found’ message.
  • Step 7:If the TDSSKiller detects threats, it displays the action buttons beside the threats in the scan result list.
  • Step 8:Choose Skip, Cure, or Delete from the rootkit scan result screen. Click Continue.
  • Step 9:TDSSKiller prompts you to reboot the computer. Click the ‘Reboot computer’ button.

Kaspersky's rootkit mac

Currently, the TDSSKiller application used to remove rootkits is unavailable for mac computers.

After kaspersky rootkit removal computer repeats reboot

After removing the Pihar.b rootkit, several users face an issue where the computer fails to reboot.

  • Step 1:You can perform a workaround to fix this issue.
  • Step 2:Check which partition the computer is set to boot from.
  • Step 3:In several cases, the boot partition being set to a 250 or 300mb partition was the reason for the boot loop issue.
  • Step 4:Set another partition flag such as 130GB or 250GB for the boot partition by using an application such as GParted.
  • Step 5:Reboot the computer.
  • Step 6:The boot cycle issue should be resolved using the kaspersky rootkit.