Bitdefender Releases Free Red October Removal Tool

Bitdefender anti-malware analysts have produced a tool which can wipe out the “Red October” APT from affected systems. If you happen to be running some bit of critical infrastructure, or have a hunch that your systems might have registered under “collateral damage” in the campaign, feel free to grab it from here. As usual, it is provided free of charge and may be updated at a later date so watch this space.

22 Responses to Bitdefender Releases Free Red October Removal Tool


  1. Jordan says:

    The Removal Tool detected uTorrent.exe in Program Files and Skype(updater.exe). I installed skype from their website and that was on 15.01.2013 so it couldn’t be infected. I think this is false positive. (I scaned two of my PCs and Bitdef. Removal tool showed the same thing. 2 infected files skype(updater.exe) and uTorrent.exe. Hope you fix this .

  2. Jordan says:

    I also scanned the files with https://www.virustotal.com/. and it didn’t pick up any virus or similar.

  3. Maria says:

    i need to check if i have red october in my pc

  4. LarkB says:

    The link is broken.

    Not Found

    The requested URL /removal_tools/RedOctoberRemovalTool.exe was not found on this server.

    Is there a reason the tool was taken down, or is it in a different location?

  5. simon says:

    I want to download but cannot

  6. simon says:

    how to download the red octorber removal tool

  7. Pw says:

    Link is broken

  8. angel says:

    i have bitdefendet total securite 2013 on my pc,
    and when i download this removal tool,, and when i start the file i have amessages : “could not drop files! ”
    help me what to do

  9. Qduc says:

    I’ve downloaded the tool to use, but it does not work on Windows 8 Professional, hopefully it will be developed on Microsoft’s new operating system in the shortest time.

  10. DANG says:

    Thank you very match

  11. frank says:

    My Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 is telling me after installing the red october my scan from Bitdefender Blocked Red oct saying it was a malicious virus and could damage my computer .

  12. bob sprouse says:

    please send

  13. Jaroslav55 says:

    ? אבער וואָס רעד אקטאבער ?וואָס נישט דער שטערן פון דוד

    • smr says:

      Could you translate that please? We’re pretty lost when it comes to right-to-left languages.

  14. Jack says:

    Excellent, thanks for providing this to all of us in addition to making such a wondeful product.
    Best,
    Jack
    Webmaster and happy user :)
    http://www.bestinternetsecurity2013.com

  15. kim says:

    RedOctoberRemovalTool

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