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Remove TDSS rootkit, bootkits, rootkits, viruses and trojans from PC. TDSS rootkit is also known as Rootkit.Win32.TDSS, Tidserv, TDSServ or Alureon. A rootkit is a program or a program kit that hides the presence of malware in the system. A rootkit will penetrate into the Windows system and intercepts the system functions (Windows API). It can hide its presence by intercepting and modifying low-level API functions. It can also hide the presence of particular processes, folders, files and registry keys. Some rootkits install their own hidden drivers and services in the system. TDSSKiller Anti-Rootkit Utility is developed by Kaspersky Labs and is very efficient in detection and elimination hidden malware from PC. Its a freeware and portable utility.
Search dot us dot com is a search page that probably got access to your PC when you installed a freeware via any installer from a freeware website. It will add a search box and a search start page in your PC internet explorer, Firefox, Chrome. Anytime when you open new internet browser, start page with ‘start.search.us.com’ will be opened. This is a browser hijacker which will display advertisements and sponsored links in your search results, and may collect search terms from your search queries. Here is how to remove it.
Browse to Save is an adware program that shows itself in web pages as links. On mouse over those links, you get the title of link named as “browse to save”. The target landing pages will be different webpages e.g. eBay, Amazon, Walmart or different web services. Its kind of an ads popup virus. If your PC is infected with “browse to save” adware, you will notice in-text links in every web page that you open in web browser. In regular text of webpage specific keywords will become these underline ads. It can also display ads in shape of boxes containing various coupons, which when clicked will display advertisements that displays: “brought to you by browse to save”. This adware enters in PC as an unwanted program that comes with installer of any freeware program that you downloaded from web. You should pay attention while installing software, because often freewares come with additional installs that you can choose to install or not. Be careful what yo agree to install. Always use custom installation and see if there are additional installs with that installer. Uncheck if there are any additional installs that you do not need or do not know about. Here is how to remove “browse to save” adware program.
Security 360 Free detects the deepest Spyware and Malware from your computer which your Antivirus might have missed. Security 360 Free is an advanced malware & spyware removal utility that detects, removes the deepest infections, and protects your PC from various of potential spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, bots, worms, and hijackers. With the unique “Dual-Core” engine and the heuristic malware detection, Security 360 Free detects the most complex and deepest spyware and malware in a very fast and efficient way.
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. Advanced users can use HijackThis to remove unwanted settings or files.
Combofix is a freeware (a powerful spyware remover tool created by sUBs). Combofix was designed to scan a computer for malware, spyware (SurfSideKick, QooLogic, and Look2Me as well as any other combination of the mentioned spyware applications) and remove them. ComboFix allows the manual removal of spyware infections. It’s a specialized effective cleaning tool, which is more useful as compared to other malware and spyware removers. After Combofix finishes the operation, it creates a report which can be used to search and remove remaining infections if any.
You know, well not always, you can afford to buy the best anti-virus out there to protect your PC. And not always the same anti-virus or anti-malware will stay in your PC. Consider a case when you do not have internet access to download free home edition of anti-virus but you have your USB drive with you and you want to scan a computer for infection and remove it using USB right away. Or lets say you do not want to install a heavy anti-virus software but you want to scan your PC at regular basis without installing any software. Here are some best portable tools which will remove Viruses, Malwares, Trojans and other number of infections from your PC without installing a thing in your PC. Portable antivirus will make complete virus scan possible using portable antivirus software.
Conficker, also known as Downup, Downadup and Kido, ( some people write it confickr ) is a computer worm targeting the Microsoft Windows operating system. It propagated through the Internet by exploiting a vulnerability in the network stack of Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 Beta, and Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta. The worm has been unusually difficult for network operators and law enforcement to counter because of its combined use of advanced malware techniques.
Conficker is the most widespread computer worm infection since SQL Slammer. The initial rapid spread of the worm has been attributed to the number of Windows PCs (estimated at 30%) which have yet to apply the Microsoft patch for the MS08-067 vulnerability. By January 2009, the estimated number of infected computers ranged from almost 9 million to 15 million. Antivirus software vendor Panda Security reported that of the 2 million computers analyzed through ActiveScan, around 115,000 (6%) were infected with Conficker.
Confickr worm Blocks DNS lookups, does an in-memory patch of DNSAPI.DLL to block lookups of anti-malware related web sites, disables AutoUpdate, Kills anti-malware, scans for and terminates processes with names of anti-malware, patch or diagnostic utilities at one-second intervals and more. Find symptoms of conficker and download confickr scanners (4) as well as removal tools (11 tools).