SVC:MBAMSwissArmy Rootkit

If your computer is infected with SVC:MBAMSwissArmy Rootkit, you may follow the procedure on this page to contain this threat. Remove the Trojan at once before it can further harm the system.

SVC:MBAMSwissArmy Rootkit is a detection for a harmful program that impersonates a genuine anti-malware product in order to bypass antivirus detection. Usually, Trojan with this characteristic will append Windows system files to run the malware every time Windows starts. It is created as a system service that is configured to run automatically on each boot-up process of Windows. The detection occurs if antivirus software detects that there are suspicious changes on the file including huge increase in size, altered header, and other misbehavior that are common to Trojans and viruses.

In an instance, that you are sure that computer is free from any virus threats, then the detection of SVC:MBAMSwissArmy Rootkit could be a false positive if Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is installed. There are reports that some versions of Avast antivirus fails to classify MBAM files as harmless. If that is the case, you must need to update your antivirus program to the most recent release. Database, pattern files, and the program itself require vital update from time to time. It is necessary to detect most recent malware threats, which are regularly updated to evade antivirus detection.

SVC:MBAMSwissArmy Rootkit detection

How to Remove SVC:MBAMSwissArmy Rootkit

NOTE: We suggest that you PRINT or BOOKMARK this guide. There are steps that we may have to restart the computer in order to successfully remove the threat.

Step 1 : Run a scan with your antivirus program

1. First thing you should do is reboot the computer in Safe Mode with Networking to avoid SVC:MBAMSwissArmy Rootkit from loading at start-up.

Remove all media such as Memory Card, cd, dvd, and USB devices. Then, restart the computer and please do the following:

Boot in Safe Mode on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 system
a) Before Windows begins to load, press F8 on your keyboard.
b) It will display the Advanced Boot Options menu. Select Safe Mode.

Start computer in Safe Mode using Windows 8 and Windows 10
a) Close any running programs on your computer.
b) Get ready to Start Windows. On your keyboard, Press and Hold Shift key and then, click on Restart button.
c) It will prompt you with options, please click on Troubleshoot icon.
d) Under Troubleshoot window, select Advanced Options.
e) On next window, click on Startup Settings icon.
f) Lastly, click on Restart button on subsequent window.
g) When Windows restarts, present startup options with numbers 1 - 9. Select "Enable Safe Mode with Networking" or number 5.

Startup Options

h) Windows will now boot on Safe Mode with Networking. Proceed with virus scan as the next step.

2. Once Windows is running under Safe Mode with Networking, open your antivirus program and download the most recent update. This method ensures that your antivirus program can detect even newer variants of SVC:MBAMSwissArmy Rootkit.

Updating your antivirus software is a one-click process. Please refer to your software manual for complete instructions.

3. Once updating is finished, run a full system scan. After the scan, delete all infected items. If unable to clean or delete, better place the threat in quarantine.

Step 2: Run another test with Norton Power Eraser

1. Click on the button below to download Norton Power Eraser from official web site. Save it to your desktop or any location of your choice.

NPE Download

4. Once the file is downloaded, navigate its location and double-click on the icon (NPE.exe) to launch the program.
5. Norton Power Eraser will run. If it prompts for End User License Agreement, please click on Accept.
6. On NPE main window, click on Advanced. We will attempt to remove SVC:MBAMSwissArmy Rootkit components without restarting the computer.

Advance Scan

7. On next window, select System Scan and click on Scan now to perform standard scan on your computer.

Scan the System

8. NPE will proceed with the scan. It will search for Trojans, viruses, and malware like SVC:MBAMSwissArmy Rootkit. This may take some time, depending on the number of files currently stored on the computer.

9. When scan is complete. All detected risks are listed. Remove them and restart Windows if necessary.

Alternative Removal Methods for SVC:MBAMSwissArmy Rootkit

Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state

During an infection, SVC:MBAMSwissArmy Rootkit drops various files and registry entries. The threat intentionally hides system files by setting options in the registry. With these rigid changes, the best solution is to return Windows to previous working state is through System Restore.

To verify if System Restore is active on your computer, please follow the instructions below to access this feature.

Access System Restore on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7

a) Go to Start Menu, then under 'Run' or 'Search Program and Files' field, type rstrui.
b) Then, press Enter on the keyboard to open System Restore Settings.

rstrui-win7

Open System Restore on Windows 8

a) Hover your mouse cursor to the lower left corner of the screen and wait for the Start icon to appear.
b) Right-click on the icon and select Run from the list. This will open a Run dialog box.
c) Type rstrui on the 'Open' field and click on OK to initiate the command.

rstrui-win8

If previous restore point is saved, you may proceed with Windows System Restore. Click here to see the full procedure.

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About Marco Mathew

Marco Mathew works as Windows Network administrator before establishing precisesecurity.com. Now, Marco is dedicating full-time to help computer users' fight viruses, malware, trojan, worms, adware, and potentially unwanted programs.

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