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Kaspersky TDSSKiller 3.1.0.17

Detect and remove common rootkits in seconds

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 23 April 2018
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Developer: Kaspersky
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Kaspersky TDSSKiller
Detect and remove common rootkits in seconds

TDSSKiller is a handy portable tool that can detect and remove both known and unknown rootkits.

The program scans only the most likely areas of infection - your services, drivers and boot sectors - and so may miss some rootkits. It's good enough to detect many known infections, though (TDSS, Sinowal, Whistler, Phanta, Trup, Stoned).

TDSSKiller also looks for suspicious objects, like hidden files or services, that may indicate some other form of malware has infested your PC. And as the entire scan only takes a few moments (14 seconds on our test PC), it's easy to run on a regular basis, just as a second line of defence for your system. (It can even be automated via command line switches, as Kaspersky's TDSSKiller page explains.)

You do have to be careful with TDSSKiller, though, as occasionally it will identify legitimate files as suspicious. So don't automatically assume that every "suspect object" is actually a rootkit: head off to Google, search for the file name, and try to find out more about it first.

And even attempting to repair or remove a genuine rootkit can be problematic, and may damage your PC to the point that it won't boot. Be sure you know how to handle that, and have all your data backed up, before you click on the Quarantine or Delete button.

Verdict:

TDSSKiller provides a very quick and easy way to detect rootkits

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Quick scan

Posted by: N^2 , 29 September 2013 22:31

Let's you do a quick scan and works fine. Hasn't found any problems with my computer, so I don't know how effective it is. Will Kaspersky please change the icon? It is difficult to have faith in a virus-removal software whose icon looks like a bunch of tropical fruit!

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