TDSSKiller, to quickly detect and remove rootkits

Computer infections are becoming more frequent. On the Internet there are a large number of programs that are responsible for installing all kinds of malware programs on them, and also on mobile devices.

In this group are rootkits, elements that deal with intercepting the functions that the system needs to use. They do it, above all, with low-level functions.

They also hide certain processes, files, folders, and some registry keys. They are typical of Windows systems, remaining invisible despite installing their own services and drivers.

To consider

The security company Kaspersky has brought to light some time ago a tool to eliminate rootkits that are installed on computers with the Windows operating system. This is TDSSKiller , a totally free tool.

It is not a substitute for antivirus programs, it only acts as an add-on, so antiviruses should never be removed when installing this tool.

Those responsible for this application tell us the following about it: « Remember that TDSSKiller r is not a substitute for antivirus or Internet security software protection. To keep your computer and devices safe, you should install Internet security software .”

Quick and easy to use program

In just 15 seconds it scans the entire system and shows if the computer is infected. From there, it deletes everything it has detected, in the event that there is an infection. Among the items that it is capable of detecting and removing are Rootkit.Win32.TDSS, viruses, Trojans, and bootkits. These highly harmful ones infect the Master Boot Record on the computer’s motherboard, allowing them to act before the operating system is loaded.

To use the program, you just have to download the executable from the Kaspersky support page and run it. In a few moments, the analysis of the equipment will be carried out and it will be restarted. It runs smoothly on computers running the latest Windows systems, from Windows XP SP2 to Windows 11.


Among the features that accompany  TDSSKiller, the following stand out:

  • It is a free tool, as we have already indicated.
  • Carries out rootkit detection and removal quickly and efficiently.
  • Eliminate the most popular elements.
  • It should always be accompanied by an antivirus program that protects the system. It is actually a plugin for these security applications.


To get this application you have to access Kaspersky TDDSKiller . As we have already indicated, it is a free tool that works without problems in most versions of Windows, which can be installed on computers today. We recommend downloading the application and saving it on a USB drive to use it on any computer whenever we consider it necessary.