I have two friends who each have the Zero Access Rootkit, according to a retail organization that scanned their PCs and wants a large fee to remove it. This Zero Access Rootkit must be very pervasive. I'm thinking of removing it from my friends' systems with the Kapersky Rescue Disk 10. Will it work? Is the rescue disk equipped to destroy this rootkit without making the operating systems unstable? One PC has Windows Vista Home Premium; the other has Windows XP Professional.
My other option is to just reformat their hard drives and reinstall the operating systems from scratch. And neither person has their system recovery disks (of course).
A related question: I'm thinking of insisting that each friend purchase and use Kapersky Internet Security. Will it prevent them from getting the Zero Access Rootkit again? One person was using a junky free antivirus product. The other had let his Norton expire way back in March and has been unprotected all this time.