The Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller by Kaspersky Lab is a rootkit program or program kit that hides the presence of malware in te 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 rootkitsinstall its own drivers and services in the system (they also remain “invisible”).
Kaspersky Lab has developed the TDSSKiller utility that allows removing rootkits.
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Scan your computer with HijackThis to find settings changed by spyware, malware, or other unwanted programs. HijackThis v2.0.4 is now Windows 7 compatible. It generates in-depth log reports for Windows-operated systems, including Windows 7.
Trend Micro HijackThis is a free utility that generates an in depth report of registry and file settings from your computer. HijackThis makes no separation between safe and unsafe settings in its scan results giving you the ability to selectively remove items from your machine. In addition to this scan and remove capability HijackThis comes with several tools useful in manually removing malware from a computer.
IMPORTANT: HijackThis does not determine what is good or bad. Do not make any changes to your computer settings unless you are an expert computer user. Advanced users can use HijackThis to remove unwanted settings or files.
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WinSock XP Fix should be used as a last resort if your Internet connectivity has been corrupted due to invalid or removed registry entries. It can often cure the problem of lost connections after the removal of Adware components or improper uninstall of firewall applications or other tools that modify the XP network and Winsock settings. If you encounter connection problems after removing network related software, Adware or after registry clean-up; and all other ways fail, then give WinSock XP Fix a try. It can create a registry backup of your current settings, so it is fairly safe to use.
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The Norton Removal Tool uninstalls all Norton 2003 and later products, Norton 360, and Norton SystemWorks 12.0 from your computer. You can also use the Norton Removal Tool to remove a failed installation or a damaged Norton product.
Note: If you use ACT!, WinFAX or any other Symantec product, back up those databases before you proceed.
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Autoruns for Windows is a program that helps computer technicians to identify and remove start up programs, services, and other items that have been installed.
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