Posts from December 2011


TDSS Fake Partition and Internet Redirect

Posted on 1st December 2011

Anyone that does tech support on a workstation level, may be familiar with a strain of a Windows viruses known as TDSS. TDSS is not commonly able to be detected by most anti-virus scanners out there, and can be contracted through a bad web link or even attached to an email. A brief overview of TDSS can be found over at the Trend Micro website. Trend Micro is known for both consumer retail produts, as well as business level products that deal with malware, spam, and firewalls. Kaspersky, another anti-virus product, has a free tool that is able to remove most versions of the TDSS virus called TDSSKILLER. This free utility is quick to find and destroy the TDSS virus, but a new strain has surfaced that has to be removed manually.