The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "Win32.TDSS.rtk" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

  • trojan
  • rootkit

Win32.TDSS.rtk installs a system service and .dll-files into the system directory. It also hides these files from the Windows user interface. It restarts the computer and may also install rogue antispyware applications. It is recommended to run a full system scan in safe mode in order to get rid of this trojan.
Removal Instructions:


Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.