What is Rootkit.TDSS.v2 virus? Have difficulty in removing it after your anti-virus couldn’t terminate it once and for all? Don’t worry, this post will show you how to remove this stubborn virus completely and manually.
Rootkit.TDSS.v2 is a popular example of latent data-stealing Trojan. It is a variant of the same Rootkit.TDSS family. This vicious Trojan is extremely difficult to remove via a normal anti-virus. Once it infects your computer, it will sneaks your computer system and collect vital information such as user name, password and so on. Then it will transfer these private information to the third-party vendors for illegal purposes. In the meantime, this nasty Trojan will release harmful javaw.exe file on your computer system. As soon as the file is executed, it will inject several other variants of the Trojan family Rootkit.TDSS.v2. Moreover, it configures the server automatically. Then install those malicious code to carry out other malicious activities. What’s worse, this Trojan will record users’ history of web URLs then it will be the biggest threat to privacy and data security.
Rootkit.TDSS.v2 Trojan usually infects computer users via spam email messages that contain links to when you download it. Once the link is clicked, computers will be infected and start acting weird. Also, computer users can be infected via Trojan dropper or when browsing webpage with hidden codes. Besides, free installation or software downloads that are bundled with this virus as well. All in all, it is really a disaster for all the compromised PC. So you have to get rid of it as quickly as possible if your computer infected this Trojan.
It will change your registry settings and other important windows system files.
It can slow down your system and mess up your browser gradually.
It always constantly happens that your system has errors somewhere..
It is capable of downloading other malicious programs, creating a backdoor in your PC security and creating advertisements.
Step 1: Open Task Manager and end the malicious processes related to this virus
Use the following key combination: press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to open the Windows Task Manager.
Select “Processes” tab on the Windows Task Manager in order to view active processes. Find a malicious process by its name, select it and click the “End process” button to terminate it.
(Note: The name of the infected process can change randomly so that it can pretend as a legitimate process and escape from the detection of your antivirus programs. If you cannot figure out which one is the malicious process related to the virus, you can contact YooCare Online Expert for help.)
Step2. a. Show all the hidden files and then clear infected files creating by this pesky virus:
To show hidden files, just click on the Organize button in any folder, and then select “Folder and Search Options” from the menu.
Click the View tab, and then you should select “Show hidden files and folders” in the list.
Just select that, and click OK.
b. Delete the associated files of this threat as follow:
Step3. Delete all the malicious registry entries in Registry Editor
Click the Start menu
Type “regedit” and click Ok.
Once the Registry Editor is opened, find out the following registry entries and then delete them:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
Trojan Rootkit.TDSS.v2 is a malicious spyware virus which uses malignant tricks to download malicious malware from the Internet. It will interrupt you with annoying pop-up ads for adult or other objectionable web sites. Generally speaking, it infiltrates your computer sneakingly with the use of security exploits beyond your approval. Once access, it can control programs that may run on the affected computer and it will not allow security programs to initiate. Rootkit.TDSS.v2 Trojan even has the ability to redirect the user to unwanted websites while it blocks them from accessing legitimate websites. Therefore, it is suggested users to remove this pesky virus as soon as possible.
Special Tips: It is strongly recommended to remove this virus manually with expertise, because any mistake due to lacking of computer knowledge could lead to more damages till system goes crash down. And if you still cannot successfully get rid of this virus by the above instructions, please contact YooCare 24/7 Online Expert now for a fast and professional help.
Published by & last updated on December 3, 2012 10:12 pm