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kaspersky tdss killer in windows 7


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#1 kenpersky

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 06:40 PM

Dear all,
I am a new member and I say hello to you all.
Just would like you to help me on the following problem.
I have windows 7 Ultimate 32bit and I have just downloaded Kaspersky TDSS Killer version 2.4.11.0. When I ran it it shows that my computer is clean, but when I wanted to close the GUI application my computer turned off in blue screen. Would you please help me as I dont know if this is the result of compatibility issues or a rootkit, malware, or virus reaction.
For your information, I have the following antivirus and antimalware applications:
-Eset smart security 4.2.67.10
-Prevx 3
-Webroot antivirus + spysweeper
-Malwarebytes antimalware pro
-Windows defender
I would like to add that the above anti malicious softwares work smoothly together with no negative impact on the way my windows 7 runs.
Thank you in advance

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 07:04 PM

Crashes (BSOD), unexpected shutdowns, sudden freezing, random restarting, and booting problems could be symptomatic of a variety of things to include hardware/software issues, overheating caused by a failed processor fan, bad memory (RAM), failing or underpowered power supply, CPU overheating, motherboard, video card, faulty or unsigned device drivers, CMOS battery going bad, BIOS and firmware problems, dirty hardware components, programs hanging or unresponsive in the background, and sometimes malware. Even legitimate programs like CD Emulators (Daemon Tools, Alchohol 120%, Astroburn, AnyDVD) can trigger crashes, various stop error messages and system hangs.

TDSS Killer runs on Windows 7 so I'm not sure why there was a BSOD when you closed out. TDSS Killer is a specialized tool and not a general purpose anti-rootkit scanner. Are you having malware infection issues or did you run the tool just to see if it would find anything?
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Posted 11 December 2010 - 03:10 AM

Hi quietman7,
Thank you for your prompt reply.
I just ran TDSS Killer by curiousity. The first time went without any problem, but later in the evening, when I ran it I had the unexpected shut down with the blue screen. I am not sure it would be a problem of cleaning as I use System Mechanic Pro and RegCure to handle the job. As for my lap, it is still new with only 15 months of its life cycle.
I am quite worried about what was behind this unexpected shutdown.
Thank you for your help.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 09:00 AM

You're welcome.

I use System Mechanic Pro and RegCure

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:

:step1: Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.

:step2: Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.

:step3: Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.

:step4: Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.

:step5: The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.


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Posted 11 December 2010 - 01:48 PM

Thank you again for your valuable advice.
As to TDSS killer unexpected shutdown, I think I found out the cause. After verification of the two tdss's reports, I noticed that I have to reboot after running the application, even if no vulnerables are found. Tested with success.
I thank you for your help and I do really express my appreciation for the Bleeping Computer site. I keep following all the posts and other tutorials in this respectfull site, although my system is healthy running. Have to keep an eye...it really is very intersting...

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 02:41 PM

You're welcome and thank you for the kind words.
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