Kaspersky TDSSKiller

Kaspersky TDSSKiller

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 28 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.0.42
  • Total Downloads:
    502,436
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 12, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.99MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,342
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Kaspersky TDSSKiller from Kaspersky Lab is a free utility that detects and removes rootkits and rootkit-like anomalies. The new version still offers the same streamlined, user-friendly interface, as well as quick scans.

Pros

Super-easy setup: As soon as you download the application, it's ready to scan. It took 35 seconds to run a complete scan, and found no threats, but that was to be expected since our computer was new and had already had proper scans in place.

Easy-to-understand scan results: A link takes you to the scan results; however, ours came up blank since no threats were found. You can opt to show information messages with the click of a checkbox. Doing so will display all of the objects that were scanned.

Detailed report: A report link offers a thorough accounting of everything that was scanned, including timestamps for each object scan.

Cons

Not a lot of configuration options: Basically, you have four objects to choose from to scan, but you can't drill down within each object. Additional options include: verifying file digital signatures, detecting a TDLFS file system and using KSN to scan objects. If you're looking for more settings, you won't find any here.

Hard to determine accuracy: We assumed since our computer is new and has proper AV software already in place that it would not find anything, but we really have no way of knowing if the program somehow overlooked actual threats. Also, since the scan didn't find any threats, we had no way to determine if the program is capable of removing said threats.

Bottom Line

If you want a no-frills rootkit detector, Kaspersky TDSSKiller will appeal to you, though we recommend that you use it as a supplement to other AV/malware software. However, if you prefer more configuration options with your security software, you may want to look elsewhere.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Ruined my laptop"

May 09, 2014  |  By Steelpen5

 |  Version: Kaspersky TDSSKiller 3.0.0.34

Pros

I ran it and it said it had two security items
I chose to delete them. It then said to reboot which I did
Now my computer keeps trying to reboot but never does. It has a black screen. Cant open it in safe mode or any other. No help either for this.

Cons

It has the potential to ruin your computer

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5 stars

"It helped me get rid of the downloader.exe virus."

December 21, 2013  |  By Margety

 |  Version: Kaspersky TDSSKiller 3.0.0.19

Pros

Easy to use and thorough!

Cons

I found no problems with it.

Summary

I would recommend this to anyone!

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1 stars

"This garbage has been nothing but trouble"

November 21, 2013  |  By budgetapps

 |  Version: Kaspersky TDSSKiller 2.8.18

Pros

I had 20012 version-Worked good--Now i have 3 computer-2 year version- I have had nothing but trouble--Tried support--All I get is automated support!! Good by Kapersky--Can't afford it now but as I finish this review,I will buy from another Co.(I have no Choice) This has been a nightmare!!!

Cons

In the 19 months that i had this--downloaded disk 15 times--sometimes code works -many times it doesn't!! Computers are trying enough--I do not need this extra headache--GOODBY

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1 stars

"I got a Blue screen and my computer is ruined. Thanks"

September 19, 2013  |  By celita37

 |  Version: Kaspersky TDSSKiller 2.8.18

Pros

absolutely none

Cons

Immediately my crashed and a blue screen popped up and now I can do absolutley nothing with my computer and probably everything is now lost all because I choose Cnet and their phony virus removal software that is really even more damaging to your computer. The first button on the top of the screen is not the Kapersky TDSS Killer software. All I am saying is that don't even bother to waste you time with this product. It is not working to say the least and will ruin you computer. BEWARE!

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5 stars

"worked great!"

July 31, 2013  |  By designgirl178

 |  Version: Kaspersky TDSSKiller 2.8.18

Pros

It found the virus and took care of it.

Cons

was concerned it would not work since it downloaded and scanned so fast. Too easy.

Summary

I love it, it did what no other antiviral could do and I put three others on my pc!

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5 stars

"Worked like a charm, best malware remover I've tried"

July 12, 2013  |  By NA_11

 |  Version: Kaspersky TDSSKiller 2.8.16

Pros

Amazing - found the malware that had been blocking my Google webpage within 30 seconds when I had this problem for a year - worked like a charm for me, highly recommended!

Cons

None noted.

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2 stars

"Kaspersky TDSSKiller, don't waste your time"

July 05, 2013  |  By Ted Martin

 |  Version: Kaspersky TDSSKiller 2.8.18

Pros

Fast, you know quickly if it found anything.

Cons

Brief, so it probably didn't find anything unless it recognized something obvious.

Summary

Too minimal, doesn't do much. Stick with Malwarebytes.

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2 stars

"Didn't make it worse, but didn't make it better"

June 16, 2013  |  By hethomps

 |  Version: Kaspersky TDSSKiller 2.8.18

Pros

At least this didn't make the problem worse, unlike several other products I tried (which are included in the CNET list, beware).

Cons

It found a couple of unsigned files, calling them "medium risk" threats, but these were not what was causing the problem.

Summary

This might work for you, but it can't find the rootkit virus I have on my machine.

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5 stars

"Did what MS Essentials/ Norton 360/MBAM/IOBIT couldnt"

May 30, 2013  |  By mrcford

 |  Version: Kaspersky TDSSKiller 2.8.17

Pros

Found the root kit that others skipped over. Was easy to use

Cons

A little hard to understand what is going on bu maybe not for teckies

Summary

It worked well once I figured out that Essentials and Norton wanted to quarantine it....

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1 stars

"DANGER! IT'S A VIRUS ITSELF!! DO NOT INSTALL IT OR ELSE"

May 24, 2013  |  By TwistedTwerp

 |  Version: Kaspersky TDSSKiller 2.8.17

Pros

None, it's a pathetic piece of software.

Cons

Unless you are an experienced software engineer you will NOT be able to remove Kaspersky from your computer. If you use Windows to Uninstall, Kaspersky lays eggs that upon rebooting hatch and reinstall the software all by itself. That folks IS the definition of MalWare/Viruses.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.0.42
Version 3.0.0.42 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Kaspersky Lab
Publisher web site http://www.kaspersky.com/
Release Date December 12, 2014
Date Added December 12, 2014
Version 3.0.0.42
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.99MB
File Name tdsskiller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 502,436
Downloads Last Week 3,342
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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