If you’re following the news headlines you may came to know about Duqu rootkit Son of Stuxnet, BitDefender Security vendor released free Duqu removal tool which you can download and check for its presence in your Computer and if found this tool removes it automatically without any traces of it.
BitDefender’s Duqu removal tool
BitDefender says “the new e-threat, dubbed Rootkit.Duqu.A, shares a multitude of features with the Stuxnet worm that was used in September 2010 to compromise the Iranian nuclear program. It protects a keylogger component that gathers information from the infected computers. Rootkit.Duqu.A is built on relatively old technology but infections can lead to confidential information theft, loss of intellectual property and other risks associated with the presence of a keylogger.”
What is Rootkit.Duqu.A?
Rootkit.Duqu is a new e-threat that combines the technology of the military-grade Stuxnet with an advanced keylogger and backdoor application. Due to its rootkit technology, the piece of malware can stay hidden from the user, the operating system’s defense mechanism and even from regular antivirus utilities.
Just like its predecessor – the Stuxnet rootkit – Rootkit.Duqu.A is digitally signed with a stolen digital certificate that has been revoked in the meantime. This allows it to install itself on both 32- and 64-bit operating systems on Windows platforms ranging from Windows XP to Windows 7.
The Duqu rootkit runs on the computer for 36 days and collects any kind of information entered via the keyboard, including passwords, e-mail or IM conversations. After the “surveillance” period ends, the rootkit gracefully removes itself from the system, along with the keylogger component
Download the removal tool zip file and extract its contents to a folder and right-click on Duqu removal tool, select Run as administrator and perform the scan in your Computer.