This section explains how to neutralize complicated malware, i.e. when user participation is required to modify the system registry or execute a special utility, for example. If you have not found the requested information in this section please submit a request to the Kaspersky Lab Technical support.
A rootkit is a program or a program kit that hides the presence of malware in the system.
A rootkit for Windows systems is a program that penetrates into the system and intercepts the system functions (Windows API). It can effectively hide its presence by intercepting and modifying low-level API functions. Moreover it can hide the presence of particular processes, folders, files and registry keys. Some rootkits install its own drivers and services in the system (they also remain “invisible”).
Kaspersky Lab has developed the TDSSKiller utility that allows removing rootkits.
The utility has a graphical interface.
The utility supports 32-bit and 64-bit operation systems.
The utility can be run in Normal Mode and Safe Mode.