Identification of Codec-c Virus
Codec-c Virus, the name of this tiny Trojan horse is as ordinary as other Trojan horses; however, its damage power is not tiny at all. ESET antivirus caught the virus as Operating memory a variant of Codec-c Virus or Trojan. This was not caught by AntiMalware or Spybot or Symantec. But anyways, EST is not able to clean it. It can be everywhere when you open some advertisement pages or malicious websites. Hackers often hide this virus in some click icons such as files download buttons, play buttons and some irresistible pop-up windows. When you carelessly click these icons which are full of potential danger, it means that you make a condition for Codec-c Virus or Trojan to access your PC, though your real intention is not for this satanic stuff. The intelligent crafty Trojan once access your PC, it can be check-less in your computer and capriciously do anything as the prior designed goal of the program demands.
As for this Trojan horse virus, its purpose is to hijack your internet search engine to redirect your homepages, bookmarks and even all the original configuration. Of course the ultimate aim is to bring lots of malicious and deceitful advertisements or rogue software or viral documents to damage your computers or swindle and ransom your money. After your PCs get infected by such Trojan, it will firstly change the registry entry to make sure it can start automatically when windows start. The further means of its activity is to get away from the Fire Wall or antivirus programs killing it. The most awful and destructive action of Codec-c Virus is that it will start background downloading when it has its full swing without your notice and permission. The key point is that those downloaded files are all vicious programs, robber software and with useless even harmful information which can lead to your individual privacy revealed to evildoers that means you will suffer property loss and spiritual damages. For you and your computer’s sake, please remove it whenever you get infected buy such Trojan no matter in which way as soon as you can. But remember, antivirus may detect it but can never remove it completely.
When you get infected by Codec-c Virus, the first thing may catch your eye is some changes of your internet browser. If you scrutinize your browser, you may find that the toolbar may be added some litter you never see and use before. And your homepages or favorites are totally changed to some unknown websites. The further symptom is that when you browse some pages, the browser often pops up irritating webpages or advertisements. If you restart your PC, you may find that windows always starts something automatically you don’t want them start. Gradually, you can find more and more changes and feel that your PC works more and more slowly. Finally, your PC will be full of faults until the system crashes.
How to Safely Remove Codec-c Virus?
Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager
Step 2: In the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.
Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries related to Codec-c Virus.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“ShortcutPath” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\wow64YRIK821024.exe” -u’”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “wow64YRIK821024” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\random.exe’
Step 4: Remove malicious files of Codec-c Virus
Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:
Obviously, this virus should be removed as soon as possible. If you leave it alone, it will not only stay in your computer, but also can put your IP in very dangerous condition. However, if you can remove it in time, it can’t do any harm to your computer and won’t ask for money any more. Also please don’t pay money to this scam, even if you pay to the hackers, they won’t unlock your computer. Never believe those so called free software! Don’t download to install those stuffs in your computer. They can not only remove the Codec-c Virus for you, but also bring you much more other virus such as ransomware, scam virus even fake things. You may not be aware that those so called free software can be another cheater, which will make you gain just more loss. Please don’t take a chance to have a try. It’s nonsense. There is no free lunch! If you really can’t remove Codec-c Virus yourself, please find an expert for assistance. This is the best choice.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 31, 2013 7:25 am