Thursday, March 4, 2010

Rootkit.TDSS - A malware

Rootkit.TDSS, TDL3 or Alureon [Microsoft] is a malware designed to hide the existence of any process on the infected machine in order to perform malicious and dangerous actions. TDSS may also replace essential system executable files, which may then be used to hide processes and files installed by the attackers.

Rootkit.TDSS is installed without user's permission through the use of trojan viruses, whereas trojan virus can download and install additional malware, adware or even rogue anti-spyware applications. Rootkit.TDSS removal can be complicated, but it is essential.

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