New viruses always emerge in endlessly. Citadel is a such one that has been detected from users computer. What makes users sick is that the virus is very hard to remove. Let’s read this article to seek a solution.

Have you ever heard of Citadel Virus?

Although it’s a new virus, Citadel is nothing different from other malware viruses such as Police Cybercrime Investigation Department Virus. It’s designed as a root-kit  permeating into your computer to make huge damage until your computer be destroyed. Much like other Trojan virus, Citadel Virus will permeate in system files such as  windows32 and registry. Once succeed, it will act as the administrator to modify your system files and registry. This activity may cause dangerous problem such as can’t shutdown or start computer. Some important functions are unavailable such as web browser.

Such destructive activities of Citadel Virus must have ulterior purpose such as ask for money or steal some important personal information. Some viruses are even very clever to cheat people. For example. A fake series virus will pretend to be an anti-virus to persuade users into paying money to buy it. Or some ransomware will send a warning to threaten people pay so called fine to hackers behind. No matter which kind of virus it is, please bare in mind, don’t believe all these flourishes.  Please remove Citadel virus from your computer as soon as you can.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure how to delete Citadel Virus, please live chat with YooSecurity experts now.

Several potential danger Citadel Virus virus may bring in.

1)Block most of the system program, system runs much more slowly than normal.

2)Open backdoor to the attacker, keep an eye on every keystroke or mouse click, collect your vital information and report to the attacker.

3)Isolate the anti-virus without your permission so that it can avoid being removed.

4)Download more malicious virus such as browser hijacker virus.

5)Restart your PC now and then so that you cannot do anything.

What is the most effective way to clean out Citadel Virus permanently?

You might doubt that maybe the anti-virus can remove this ransomware and want to have a try. But according to the data research and what the users have told us, anti-virus tool cannot delete the virus successfully. Once it disable your security tool, Citadel Virus can strengthen itself in a short time. So you’d better take actions without any delay. To save your PC, you can follow the manual removal guide below to fix the problem.

1. Restart your PC before windows launches, tap “F8” constantly. Choose“Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press Enter key.

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and stop all processes in the Windows Task Manager.

3. Delete associated files of Citadel Virus from your PC completely as follows:

%systemroot%\System32
%systemroot%\System32 (64bit)
%systemroot%\System32\services.exe

4. Search for all related registry entries infected by Citadel Virus and wipe them out:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\\10
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\\Locked
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{8AWD89952-044E-11DS1-B3EUOI-0080EIOUQS2}

5. Reboot the computer to normal mode when the above steps are done.

Similar Video Guide On How to Modify Registry Entries

In conclusion: How big the threat is? Citadel Virus is such a great threat to your computer just like a ticking boom. If the Trojan family is classified into 5 danger level, this particular Trojan may list in the first level. It’s devastating to your system if leave it alone. Every time your PC is on, it executes immediately and automatically. By changing the codes it can protect itself and it takes more time for you to find out the infected files. Even if you remove some of them, it doesn’t make any difference. This Citadel Virus has strong regeneration capacity. To save your system thoroughly, manual removal is appreciated to be the best way. PC experts from YooCare will offer you immediate tech help to remove Citadel Virus, as they are very expertise in handling with such an infection.

Note: If you found it difficult to follow the removal guide above, please contact YooSecurity PC experts 24/7 online will help you remove Citadel Virus from your computer completely and safely.

 

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on June 3, 2013 8:04 am

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