Title: Metalrock
Type: Backdoors
Also known as: Tastyred

Remove Metalrock
Removal instructions

Severity scale:Metalrock severity is 64  (64 / 100)
Metalrock, also known as Tastyred, is a backdoor that gives the attacker unauthorized remote access to a compromised computer. Once executed, Metalrock installs a modified variant of mIRC chat client, which automatically contacts the attacker. The threat allows him to download and upload arbitrary files, collect system information, update the backdoor and perform a DDOS attack against predefined remote hosts. Metalrock also attempts to delete Windows essential networking tools. The backdoor runs on every Windows startup. Metalrock properties:
• Allows remote user connection
• Connects itself to the internet
• Hides from the user
• Stays resident in background

Automatic Metalrock removal:

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Metalrock. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove Metalrock using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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We are testing STOPzilla's efficiency at removing Metalrock (2005-09-29 17:53:38)
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Metalrock snapshot:

Metalrock manual removal:

Kill processes:
metalrock.exe, metalrock-is-gay.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Windows MeTaLRoCk service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices\Windows MeTalRoCk service
Delete files:
metalrock.exe, metalrock-is-gay.exe

QR code for Metalrock removal instructions:

Metalrock qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Metalrock are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Metalrock right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2004-03-19 10:00:00
Information updated: 2005-09-29 15:16:23

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