Using the Trend Micro Anti-Threat Toolkit with Clean Boot to remove MBR and rootkit infections

  • Solution ID:1097554
  • Last Updated:Sep. 26, 2018 5:22 AM (PST)
  • Applies to:Antivirus+ Security - 2016, 2017;2018;2019;Internet Security - 2016, Internet Security - 2017;Internet Security - 2018;Internet Security - 2019;Maximum Security - 2016, Maximum Security - 2017;Maximum Security - 2018;Maximum Security - 2019;Premium Security - 2016, Premium Security - 2017;Premium Security - 2018;Premium Security - 2019;
  • Using ATTK with Clean Boot | Trend Micro Securiy

Learn how to use the Trend Micro Anti-Threat Toolkit (ATTK) with Clean Boot to remove Master Boot Record (MBR) and rootkit infections.


Download Trend Micro Anti-Threat Toolkit (ATTK) with Clean Boot

To download the Trend Micro Anti-Threat Toolkit (ATTK) with Clean Boot, do the following:

  1. Download the Anti-Threat Toolkit depending on your operating system type below, then save it to your desktop.

    To check your system type, refer to this Knowledge Base article: Check if you are running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows operating system.

    Download 32-Bit

    Download 64-Bit

  2. Double-click the attk_ScanCleanOnline_gui_xxx.exe file to run the ATTK tool.
  3. Read the License Agreement, then click I Agree.
    A download will be initiated, wait for the download to finish and proceed to Step 2: Run Trend Micro Anti-Threat Toolkit (ATTK) with Clean Boot.
Run Trend Micro Anti-Threat Toolkit (ATTK) with Clean Boot

To run the Trend Micro Anti-Threat Toolkit (ATTK) with Clean Boot, do the following:

  1. Open the downloaded tool, then click Install Clean Boot.
    If you want to do a scan, before proceeding with Clean Boot, click the Scan Now button to check for threats.
    Some threats require a special tool such as Clean Boot to be removed.
  2. Click OK to confirm the installation of Clean Boot.
  3. Click OK to restart your computer.
    After the computer restarts, the Clean Boot will initialize and triggers the scan and a restart is required for the second time.
  4. On the boot menu, select on your operating system, then press ENTER.
  5. After loading the operating system, ATTK will automatically run and display the results of the scan.