Is it hard for me to remove this Backdoor.Sockrat? Why my anti-virus program cannot remove it for me? It can simply quarantine this infection for me? I’m not a computer tech by the way. I know it is a bad virus, but I have no clue how to deal with it. It has been stayed on my system for almost 2 days. Have it already done anything bad to my system? Please help!

Brief Introduction to This Trojan

Backdoor.Sockrat is a kind of Trojan infection that can make severe troubles and problems to the infected computers. It is newly distributed by cyber hackers and it is widely spread on the Internet so that it can target innocent computer users all over the world. As a new Trojan virus, most of security tools need times to develop the removal methods to get rid of it for computers. Before those tools can have the removal ability, this Trojan virus can already damage the tools from the startup so that those protection programs can be disabled and users will be hard to realize that they have this dangerous virus on their systems. Without being removed, this Trojan can corrupt the whole systems gradually and help cyber hackers to achieve illegal purposes.

To escape from detection of security tools, this Backdoor.Sockrat virus can infect system-related files. Also, it can spread its files to many branches on the hard drives to increase the difficulty for protection tools to locate it. PC users can hardly notice its activities as all of them are performed on the background. Usually, this Trojan can come from unsafe websites, which means when users go to the pages that have already been controlled by cyber hackers, their systems can be targeted by this virus immediately. Cyber criminals can upload this virus to those corrupted pages and wait innocent people fall into the trap.

When this Backdoor.Sockrat is activated on the infected computers, the system can face a lot of unwanted errors. The system registry can be corrupted and changed by this virus arbitrarily. System settings can be modified abnormally as well. With wrong system settings, computer users will get black screen and blue screen of death with different error codes often. What’s worse, this virus can weaken the protection on the infected computers as it can shut down the system firewall and disable anti-virus programs to make the systems be completely compromised. Under this case, the infected computers can take the great risks to be attacked by more computer infections from the web.

Some Traits about This Trojan

-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.
-Your sensitive information can be stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this Trojan.
-Cay give you many redirects all the time no matter what you are doing.
-May pretend as an anti-virus program and cheat you that computer is in dangerous, and ask you to pay to remove the threats.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this Backdoor.Sockrat for you.

Manual Removal Guide of Trojan (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Trojan provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Trojan, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Try to find the files which relate to this Trojan, and delete them all.

Step 4: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel


Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs


Then try to find the program which relates to this Trojan, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step 5: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\

Similar video guide to modify Windows registry:


It can be hard for auto removal tools to remove this Backdoor.Sockrat at present as it is a tricky and baleful infection can damage the whole system. With the help of this malicious virus, cyber hackers can be able to do many things on the infected computer, and they can even utilize this Trojan to establish illegal connection to corrupted computers without users’ approval. To avoid further problems and losses, users who get this infection on their systems must eradicate this infection as soon as possible, otherwise the consequence can be out of imagination as this infection is extremely vicious which can make great damages to the affected machines.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Backdoor.Sockrat? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 9, 2015 1:27 pm

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