Tojan: Family Rootkit Win32 TDSS

Trojan Horse Infection ImageRootkit infection of the family Rootkit.Win32.TDSS (aka Tidserv, TDSServ, Alureon, Backdoor.tdss and numerous other names)

This malware is a trojan which infects windows registry, causes system instability and puts personal files on an infected PC at risk of being stolen or PC security compromised. It may download Adware or other Malware onto the infected system.

For more information, see the TrendMicro malware library

Most Anti Virus scanners will not automatically remove this trojan, and a special tool will be required:

Here’s a useful free removal tool:

This trojan mainly comes from Malicious Web sites and Downloads, however it can also come with infected data CD’s, Flash Drives and Infected Files .

As always, stay clear of high risk websites, especially those offering cracks for software, video and music rips, and many adult content sites, and scan all CD’s, Flash Drives and other data sharing media before copying files or running any application from these.

Get a good reliable anti-virus and internet security application, keep it updated, and use it regularly. Graphicline recommends the range of excellent products from Trend Micro (

Have a good malware free day

Mike Otgaar


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Posted on May 30, 2011, in TECH NOTES, Virus, Trojans, Security Threats and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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