Ah yes, TDSS. Love to hate you. TDSS is a rootkit. A rootkit that seems to have at the very least 4 major revisions to it. Thank heavens for Kapersky. They have a small little program called TDSKiller. You use it to get rid of the rootkit. It is a very small program that they update on a continual basis. Thank heavens for the constant updates because this last infection wasn’t detected with TDSKiller that was downloaded 2 weeks ago. A new download allowed me to get the the new variant (V4) removed.
Rootkits are rarely detected by anti-virus programs. Even my favorite Malwarebytes Anti-malware has not been detecting TDSS. I’ve used other programs like Appranger and Hitman Pro with no avail. I do give Hitman Pro credit for detecting the TDSS rootkit in one of the computers that had it. It couldn’t remove it but at least I finally had a starting place to research the problem.
So, Kudos to Kapersky! Thank you so much for the tool. It is very appreciative.