How to Remove Malware with Free Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool
Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool is a fully functional, on-demand and frequently updated utility that can detect and remove viruses, Trojans, worms, Spyware, Adware and rootkits from a PC. This tool is highly configurable, options to scan particular folders, scan depth customization, use combination of signature detection and heuristic analyzer, rootkit deep scan etc are available.
This can be used as an on-demand scanner to supplement your installed antivirus software for periodical scans or when malware strikes your computer and you are unable to run the resident antivirus. This is an ideal utility to try and clean an existing infection from your computer as this tool supports running in Windows safe mode and from an USB flash drive. This freeware requires to be run under an user account with administrative privileges.
Using a clean computer, download the latest version of Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool from Kaspersky – Direct Download.
Copy the downloaded setup file to an USB flash drive, when you are trying to clean an infected system.
Boot in to Windows Safe mode, especially if you are trying to clean an infected system.
Click to run the setup.exe file
Click browse to change the installation location. Choose your USB flash drive and click OK and then click Next.
The setup will extract the files to Virus Removal Tool folder in your selected location and the main Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool window will open.
Place a check mark in the box next to
In the settings window, click on Additional tab and then move the Heuristic Analysis slider to deep scan
Now place a check mark in the box next to Deep scan in the Rootkit scan section. Click OK to save your settings.
In the main window, click Start Scan to start the scan. The cleaning process is interactive with an alert window popup for every infection and the user to allowed to choose any option between Disinfect, Delete and Skip. The detection and disinfection/deletion process may be saved to a text file. The Report window lists the malware found and action taken. Right clicking on an item provides many options.
Once the process is completed, click the Exit button on the main window to unload and uninstall the program.
The Manual disinfection mode is useful when the automatic scan could not perform full cleanup of all Malware. In the Manual Cure mode, a system information log is sent to Kaspersky experts for analysis and the cure is usually through interactive scripting language. If the system information collection scan hangs, try to run it in safe mode.
In the main window click on Manual disinfection tab and then click Gathering System Information, to start the process. Once the process is completed the report file may be sent to the Kaspersky support forum for free analysis and cure.
It is advisable to uninstall the program as malware change and mutate rapidly. This copy of the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool will be outdated by the time you need it again as it has no definition update function. It’s best to download the software containing the latest virus definition database only when you actually need it.
- If the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool was closed due to any reason, you can restart it by running start.exe found in the installation folder.
- If the automatic uninstall fails when exiting the application, you may manually remove it by running unins000.exe from the installation folder.