(Solved!) Here is how to remove "MSIDNTFS.SYS" virus manually: Step by step "MSIDNTFS.SYS" Removal Guide

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MSIDNTFS.SYS is a pretty popular virus.
You can get it on your computer while downloading it bundled with some free software.
Sadly, most free downloads do not disclose that other programs will be installed, so you are more likely to get MSIDNTFS.SYS on your PC without your own knowledge.

After being downloaded, MSIDNTFS.SYS hijacks your browser and changes search settings.
MSIDNTFS.SYS also causes an appearance of popup ads and browser redirecting.

MSIDNTFS.SYS is very annoying and hard to get rid of.

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You have 2 ways to remove MSIDNTFS.SYS:

You have 2 ways

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Remove it manually2. Remove Manually.

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How to remove MSIDNTFS.SYS manually:

STEP 1: Check all shortcuts of your browsers on your desktop, taskbar and in the Start menu. Right click on your shortcut and change it's properties.


You can see MSIDNTFS.SYS at the end of shortcut target (command line). Remove it and save changes.

In addition, check this command line for fake browser's trick.
For example, if a shortcut points to Google Chrome, it must have the path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
Fake browser may be: …\Appdata\Roaming\HPReyos\ReyosStarter3.exe.
Also the file name may be: “chromium.exe” instead of chrome.exe.

STEP 2: Investigate the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown recently installed programs.

check installed programs to uninstall

STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to MSIDNTFS.SYS in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove MSIDNTFS.SYS virus from running processes

Remove MSIDNTFS.SYS virus from running processes

STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

Remove MSIDNTFS.SYS virus from Windows services

Remove MSIDNTFS.SYS virus from Windows services

Disable the services with random names or contains MSIDNTFS.SYS in it's name or description.

STEP 5: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.
Remove MSIDNTFS.SYS from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to MSIDNTFS.SYS. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from MSIDNTFS.SYS virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

Remove MSIDNTFS.SYS virus from Windows registry

Remove MSIDNTFS.SYS virus from Windows registry

Find and delete all keys/values contains MSIDNTFS.SYS.

STEP 7: Remove MSIDNTFS.SYS from Google Chrome.
Remove MSIDNTFS.SYS Virus from Chrome Extensions

STEP 8: Remove MSIDNTFS.SYS from Internet Explorer.

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

STEP 9: Remove MSIDNTFS.SYS from Mozilla Firefox.

Change Firefox Home Page

Change Firefox Home Page

STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.

But if you miss any of these steps and only one part of virus remains – it will come back again immediately or after reboot.

Related Files:

File Information MSIDNTFS.SYS:

Virustotal = 3/65
MD5 = 2E5A88D8F70F711724C62E2D3AF6ABA1
File Size: 81696
OriginalFilename: netfilter2.sys
FileDescription: NetFilter SDK WFP Driver (WPP)
InternalName: netfilter2.sys
CompanyName: Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider
LegalCopyright: Copyright c NetFilterSDK.com

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