Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
This hacking tool may arrive bundled with malware packages as a malware component. It may be dropped by other malware.
This hacking tool may arrive bundled with malware packages as a malware component.
It may be dropped by other malware.
It hides processes from being viewed by a regular process viewer. This routine may be used by other malware for malicious purposes.
It also runs on Windows 98, Windows ME, and Windows NT.
For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 users, before doing any scans, please make sure you disable System Restore to allow full scanning of your computer.
Identifying the Grayware Files
Download the latest spyware pattern file and scan your computer. Note the path and file name of all files detected as HKTL_BRUDEVIC.
Restart in Safe Mode
Restart in normal mode and scan your computer with your Trend Micro product for files detected as HKTL_BRUDEVIC. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.
This malware is a .SYS file that may come with a main component detected by Trend Micro as another malware. It may also be used by several variants of a certain malware family. If your Trend Micro product detects another malware on your system, refer to the removal instructions of that detected malware.