This morning, my Windows Defender told me Exploit:SWF/Meadgive has been on my laptop. I am freaked out a lot as it is a stubborn Trojan horse. I have tored many times to scan and remove it, but Windows Defender still warns this risk alert. And now my laptop acts slower, webpage sometimes can’t be displayed, and I just open one program, it becomes sluggish, and I check task manager, the CPU usage percentage suddenly becomes up to 90%. I guess if I can’t remove this Trojan horse as quickly as possible, my laptop would experience blue screen of death. Can you help me figure out?

Brief Introduction of Exploit:SWF/Meadgive Virus

Exploit:SWF/Meadgive is a stubborn and aggressive Trojan horse to attack Windows computer. Once it gets on your computer, it will insert its malicious extension or plugin as codes into kernel system, next it will modify default system configuration and sneak into start-up item to change the setting. In this way, this virus will run automatically as soon as the system boots up. It will change the settings of operating system and insert harmful files deeply into crucial system files as well folders. If this aggressive Trojan horse infiltrates into startup items, registry editor or task manager, it can easily change or disable some function and worsen computer performance. Computer will always get files fragmentation, get stuck and crash down or cannot start up. Windows program like antivirus program may be disabled by this dangerous Exploit:SWF/Meadgive virus, and some programs will run in a malfunctioned way. It’s difficult to run many programs at the same time; otherwise computer will crash down immediately. Even worse, since this Trojan virus can destroy antivirus program, and many loopholes will be generated, then other threats will get into infected computer easily. In a word, this Trojan virus must be removed as soon as possible to avoid more damages on computer.

Exploit:SWF/Meadgive may also has the ability to change your DNS setting to block your access the internet, it even doesn’t allow you to download new application or program into compromised computer, as it wants to block new security tool into system. In this way, it can bypass other antivirus’ scanning and detection and meanwhile reduplicates and root itself soon into deeper system. This Trojan horse can come into your computer system through spam email, infected removable drives, being bundled with other software, hacked or compromised webpages and other malware.  For example, when you’re browsing online, you may get fake alerts message saying “Your Java is outdated and needs to update now”, but actually when you update as it notifies, you don’t really update Java at all but to download and install malicious program, virus and Trojan horse like Exploit:SWF/Meadgive  virus into this is because this kind of virus can exploit vulnerability of other software, programs or applications to get information on users’ computer or install other malware, adware, Trojan, worms or browser hijacker. So this Trojan virus targets Java and uses some loophole of Java to display fake info to attract you download something.

Some Traits about Exploit:SWF/Meadgive Virus

-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.

-Can redirect you to pages you don’t want all the time no matter what you are doing.

-Take a long time to turn on or shut down your computer

-Your sensitive information can be stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this Trojan.

-May pretend as an anti-virus program and cheat you that computer is in dangerous, and ask you to pay to remove the threats.

Warm prompt: It’s complicated for people who are not computer savvy or not familiar with the virus to remove the Exploit:SWF/Meadgive Virus. You can contact YooCare/YooSecurity PC professional online service for help:

Removal Guide for PCs with Windows OS

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.

>>>>>> Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys simultaneously to get the Task Manager to stop the active processes of Exploit:SWF/Meadgive Virus. To do this, you will need to click the “Processes” tag at the top then find out suspicious processes and right click on them and select “End Process”.


>>>>>> Click “Start” menu at the lower left corner and type “regedit” in the search programs and files box and press Enter key. Then you will open the “Registry Editor”.


>>>>>> You will need to find out the suspicious registry files related to this Exploit:SWF/Meadgive Virus in the Registry Editor, They are usually located in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE. You need to distinguish them from their “Name” and “Data” at the right column. All of them will be randomly distributed. If you are not good at this, ask for an expert for help.

>>>>>> After you find out the suspicious registry files, you need to find out where the .exe files of the Trojan Virus locates. Usually, they will be in the operating system drive. To open it, you will need to click Start menu > Computer & My computer. Generally speaking, the Operating System drive is Local Disk (C:).

>>>>>> Basically speaking, all the related files of Exploit:SWF/Meadgive Virus will be located in Windows > System32. Find out all the files of the Trojan virus and delete them. Make sure that all the files you deleted are viruses, but not the files of the operating system. Any mistakes will cause data loss even system crash.

Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:


Exploit:SWF/Meadgive is a big evil to computer system. It slips into targeted computer through various ways without your permission. It has a strong ability to change system systems, alter system files and kill crucial system registry. System errors, system crash or blue screen of death are all caused by this Trojan horse. It definitely declines computer performance. Computer can’t start on or shut down properly. Programs are disabled and can’t find its location. Malicious files are produced in every folder. Corrupted files and registry entries are generated in system to eat up system capacity. Usually CPU usage will suddenly become higher than ever and even up to 100%. The compromised computer will be sluggish and often gets frozen. Anyway, this virus is a big threat to PC security state and your PC will run slowly as a snail.

Warm prompt: If you are not computer savvy or not familiar with the virus to remove this Trojan Virus. You can contact YooCare/YooSecurity PC professional online service for help:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 14, 2017 6:15 am

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