Rootkits are one of the worst kind of malware that are specially crafted to hide their presence from the operating system and usually have the highest level of access to your computer. You cannot detect rootkits using the ordinary methods of detection. You need a special software like Bitdefender Rootkit Remover to detect and remove any rootkits hiding on your system. The Bitdefender Rootkit Remover tool can detect and remove known rootkits quickly and effectively.
Bitdefender Rootkit Remover can detect many rootkit families including Mebroot, all TDL families (TDL/SST/Pihar), Mayachok, Mybios, Plite, XPaj, Whistler, Alipop, Cpd, Fengd, Fips, Guntior, MBR Locker, Mebratix, Niwa, Ponreb, Ramnit, Stoned, Yoddos, Yurn, Zegost etc. It can also clean infections with Necurs.
You can download Bitdefender Rootkit Remover from the Bitdefender labs website. The download is available in form of a standalone executable. The downloads for 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows are available separately. It can be launched as soon as the download is finished – you do not have to boot into the safe mode. The Bitdefender Rootkit Remover window has no options, just click on the Start Scan button to get started.
If you are not infected by any rootkit, then it will take only 2 seconds to finish the scan. But if it detects some suspicious files then it will go through your system folders and other areas of your computer where the rootkits usually hide. Bitdefender Rootkit Remover will keep removing (disinfecting) the rootkits related files along with the detection process. If there is some rootkits, removal of which requires you to reboot, then you would be notified to do the same.
Removal of some of the rootkits would need a reboot for complete removal. It is suggested that you run the Bitdefender Rootkit Remover tool once again after Windows restarts to make sure no rootkits stay undetected. Bitdefender Rootkit Remover is an emergency tool for computers that appear to be infected by rootkits. It is not a full replacement for a security software. After the rootkit removal is over on your system, you should install a full antivirus product like Bitdefender antivirus or avast! antivirus, update it and run a full system scan to ensure that there are no other malware on your PC. Installing an antivirus product will also protect you from any future rootkit infections.
You can download Bitdefender Rootkit Remover from http://labs.bitdefender.com/…/rootkit-remover/.