GMER is a free anti-malware tool that is useful to have in your Windows PC armoury. The GMER application is a very powerful tool and for the novice might feel daunting. It will work on all PCs (XP or later) but is well suited to those running 64-bit.
You want to remove a hidden malware (mainly rootkits) that hasn’t been completely removed by another Anti-Rootkit application, then you should download GMER. www.gmer.net This rootkit remover scans for hidden process, threads, modules, services, files, disk sectors; alternate data streams; registry keys; drivers hooking SSDT; drivers hooking IDT; drivers hooking IRP calls and inline hooks.
- Download GMER EXE* and run the file ‘2m1tnvv0.exe’ (latest version)
- Wait for software to load and then click > Scan
- Optional – you can choose > Quick scan or C:\
- Optional – on first scan tick all the boxes on the right i.e. System; Sections; IAT/EAT; Devices etc)
This scan will take some time and will impact the performance of your PC. GMER uses considerable memory, so I suggest you run this with no other programs running. You can see how much memory processes GMER consumes by opening > Windows Task Manager.
If GMER finds malicious rootkit activity it will displayed in red and you will see a “WARNING!! GMER has found something that has been caused by rootkit activity.” Click > OK to remove the file.
Re-run the scan again to confirm there are no rootkit remnants. Finally, you should reboot your PC.
Note: If you have ever heard of Avast!, you will know they have integrated GMER into their AV engine. So it comes recommended!