A Rootkit virus is a stealth type of malware that is designed to hide the existence of certain processes or programs on your computer from regular detection methods, so as to allow it or another malicious process privileged access to your computer. Sometimes a rootkit may even fool your antivirussoftware and avoid being detected. It is at such times, that you may need to take help of special Rootkit Remover or Removal Tools.
+ Kaspersky TDSSKiller (http://goo.gl/V9Bmj)
Kaspersky Lab has developed the TDSSKiller utility for removing malicious rootkits. It is among the better rated anti-rootkit tools and can detect and remove most rootkits.
+ Bitdefender Rootkit Remover (http://goo.gl/VjOpj)
The Bitdefender Rootkit Remover removes all known Rootkits. It is a portable tool that can be launched immediately, without needing to boot into Safe Mode first- although a reboot may be required for complete cleanup.
+ McAfee Rootkit Remover (http://goo.gl/thpWd)
McAfee Rootkit Remover is ‘command-prompt-look-alike’ tool that can be used to detect and remove complex rootkits and associated malware. To run McAfee Rootkit Remover, navigate to the folder that contains the downloaded RootkitRemover.exe file. Run the tool as an Administrator for best results. The tool has no UI.
+ Malwarebtytes Anti-Rootkit (http://goo.gl/ih1yc)
Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit is also a stand-alone portable tool that will help Windows users to detect and remove the nastiest malicious rootkits from their computers. Once you have downloaded the tool, you will have to extract the contents of the zipped file, and from the folder run mbar.exe.
+ Sophos Rootkit Removal Tool (http://goo.gl/dQL6x)
Sophos Rootkit Removal Tool scans, detects and removes any rootkit that is hidden on your computer using advanced rootkit detection technology. Rootkits can lie hidden on computers and remain undetected by antivirus software. Although new rootkits can be prevented from infecting the system, any rootkits present before your antivirus was installed may never be revealed. You can download it here. This tool requires an installation.
+ Oshi Unhooker (http://goo.gl/9bDPX)
Oshi Unhooker is a free rootkit scanner that scans and removes any hidden rootkit from your computer. Simply start the executable file and click on Start scan. With just a single click, Oshi Unhooker can identify and remove all the rootkits found on your PC and prevent them from stealing or sharing your private information.
+ avast! aswMBR Rootkit Scanner (http://goo.gl/fGlMD)
avast! aswMBR is a free rootkit scanner that scans for TDL4/3, MBRoot (Sinowal), Whistler and other rootkits too.
+ Trend Micro RootkitBuster (http://goo.gl/UvqMl)
Trend Micro RootkitBuster is a free portable tool that scans hidden files, registry entries, processes, drivers, and the master boot. Trend Micro RootkitBuster can find rootkits by checking the Master Boot Record (MBR), Files, Registry entries, Kernel code patches, Operating system service hooks, File streams, Drivers, Ports, Processes and Services.