Remove Rootkit

Rootkits have become the new real threat to computer. They can cause permanent file damage to computers that can not be reversed.

In this guide we will cover some of the best ways to remove a rootkit threat from your computer.

First the line up of Tools RemoveVirus.org likes to use on Rootkits.

TDSS Killer: This program can be download for free at http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363

Combofix: Great tool to use to remove those stuborn threats that never seem to go away. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/

Before running the two tools above you should consider first backing up all the user data on the computer. This will ensure minimal data loss in case something goes wrong. It can and will happen so backup your important data first.

Run the above two tools. Once done you should have gained back most if not all your computer.

Next run a System Restore on the computer to revert back to a time when the OS was operating normal. This seems to help undo and specific registry entries that may of been compromised as well as changes to certain system files.

Once that is down you should install and antivirus client like Spyware Doctor with Antivirus and run a full virus scan to ensure you have not other threats on your computer.

The above should work in almost all cases of a rootkit infection. It won't in all but often times it does. In some cases the OS may be shot. When this happens you can always attempt a repair of the OS files but chances are you are going to have to do a clean install. This should be few and far between. I would say 1 in a thousand times I have to go this route.

ADD YOUR THOUGHTS!

My method is not perfect. Add in your thoughts in the comments section and suggest other methods and tools you like to use.

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