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Dear Exterminate It,
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you.
Your response and the update has fixed my problem.
I have spent several weeks fiddling around trying to resolve it, and could not and my previous Anti-Virus program could find it but not fix it.


Sincerely yours,
Bountiful, Utah

David S. B.

File: TDSSkkbi.log

Location of TDSSkkbi.log and Associated Malware

Check whether TDSSkkbi.log is present in the following locations:

TDSSkkbi.log file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\TDSSkkbi.log

If you find TDSSkkbi.log file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The TDSSkkbi.log file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of TDSSkkbi.log File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
6900B62F4B9EBC47FCF61C1655F7499533E1Apr 8, 2010
585060C47E4E77ABD8C003568F622327671CApr 14, 2010
3673BB43E3589674D3988F090E30284ED9C5Jun 4, 2010
58653004467F2BC1670E613A2AFC7C10B47BJul 20, 2010
3016D96AB319362AAF8842398BBA6B14DCD8Oct 3, 2010
3412E234B15512205FE5EC5CCC0462A7DC40Jan 23, 2011
7830F9D4A359F680E5179A41840CB9233DFBFeb 17, 2011
3020448C7C6C1FA3FBB3810F5EC28F1931CBAug 14, 2011
2650CA13F66EEF11699E93F7B18932D1B75ADec 1, 2011
1538C3C3BD5DC14D68ECF9CAC6BF2787C7F1Jul 12, 2012

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove TDSSkkbi.log^

  1. To enable deleting the TDSSkkbi.log file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select TDSSkkbi.log and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of TDSSkkbi.log and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of TDSSkkbi.log and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of TDSSkkbi.log will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of TDSSkkbi.log will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a TDSSkkbi.log malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type TDSSkkbi.log. The name of the first found registry value referencing TDSSkkbi.log is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to TDSSkkbi.log, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of TDSSkkbi.log and Associated Malware.