How to remove Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y

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Rootkit Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y

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Name

Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y

Description

If affected with a Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y virus, it may be nearly impossible to rid your computer of this infection. A criminal or hacker can install a Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y on your computer with automated methods, or may do so after gaining root or administrator access to your computer.

Type

Rootkit

Alias

Manual

How to manually remove Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y. If you find Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Rootkit usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Rootkits are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Rootkits can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y. After turning off the Internet and disabling Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Rootkits use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How did my computer get Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y?

  • I detected Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y on my computer. What do I do?

  • What damage can Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y do to my computer?

  • What are the main symptoms of Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y?

  • Can Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y spread to other computers?

  • Countries with the highest Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y infection rates.

  • The first recorded appearance of Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y

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How did my computer get Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y?

Your computer gets infected with Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y through installing software.

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I detected Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y on my computer. What do I do?

First, you need to disconnect your computer from your local network and the Internet. Otherwise, hackers can control your computer remotely. Then you must scan your computer for Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y with your antivirus software.

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What damage can Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y do to my computer?

Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y is a rootkit-software that interferes with the system by intercepting system functions or replacing system libraries. Simply put, it gets access to your computer and enables hackers to obtain information from your computer.

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What are the main symptoms of Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y?

Disabled antivirus
Extra HD activity
High network activity
PC slowdown
System crashes
Unusual browser settings
Pop-up windows

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Can Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y spread to other computers?

If your computer is a part of a local network, hackers can install Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y on other computers that are part of the network.

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Countries with the highest Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Virtool:winnt.rootkitdrv.y

2016-02-22

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