Is your computer infected with Rootkit.win32.TDSS.tdl2 Virus and you have no clues on how to remove it from your computer? Recently many PC users are suffering from this case that the antivirus installed can detect this Trojan but cannot help to get rid of it completely. Like many nasty Trojan infections, it can install itself automatically and invade your PC aggressively. Thus, it is suggested users to follow the manual guide to get rid of such stubborn Trojan as soon as possible.
Rootkit.win32.TDSS.tdl2 Virus is a seditious Trojan that can come bundled with some shareware applications. This offensive Trojan infection mostly attacks Windows operating system with 32 bits and then it creates countless troubles on your computer. It is known that Rootkit.win32.TDSS.tdl2 is distributed through downloads, email attachments P2P networks and so on. After it is installed, it uses especially-advanced features to conceal itself and protect itself from deletion just like other members from Rootkit.TDSS family do.
Rootkit.win32.TDSS.tdl2 virus is undoubtedly a dangerous security attack that can be involved in theft of private information, browser hijack and other forms of criminals control over your computer. Once it is downloaded, it is capable of allowing hackers to control your PC, transferring private information to criminals, disabling security features, crashing security programs or installing other malicious applications. Your Internet connectivity may be disabled by this virus as well. And you will notice that PC performance decreases notably. It may also disable your System Restore function so that you have no way to clean it out of your machine. Since this tricky virus can do many evil things and will hide itself deeply in your system, it is suggested users to find out all the infected files and registry entries to get rid of it permanently.
1. It can compromise your system and may introduce additional infections like rogue software.
2. It forces you to visit websites and advertisements which are not trusted and may lead you to pay money wrongly for worthless products.
3. It takes up high resources and strikingly slows down your computer speed and even causes your computer stuck frequently.
4. It may allow cyber criminals to track your computer and steal your personal information.
This is a tricky virus that is able to disable antivirus programs so that it cannot even be detected or removed by antivirus programs, you need to manually remove it out of the computer. And in case that any mistake might occur and cause unpredictable damages, please spend some time on making a backup beforehand. Then follow these steps given as below:
1. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
2. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
Rootkit.win32.TDSS.tdl2 comes from a long line of particularly sophisticated rootkits that can be instructed for general-purpose attacks on your computer’s security and privacy. It is capable of collecting sensitive data such as credit card details, bank account information, user id, password etc saved from the compromised system without users’ permission. Usually this high-risk threat can be used to alter your system settings, hijack your browser and gather sensitive information such as online banking passwords. This Rootkit virus can invade a computer from fake software updates, particularly codecs for movie formats that are hosted on malicious websites or from pornographic website. No matter how you get this virus installed, you must know that Rootkit.win32.TDSS.tdl2 virus just has a single goal – destroy your computer. It is suggested users to use the manual removal instructions above to remove it completely and permanently.
Published by & last updated on March 28, 2013 11:07 am