Hi,  several days ago, I surfed on a webpage and  received an alert massage telling my PC was infected with dangerous malware and asked me to activate the antivirus, and there was a link below this message. I thought the massage was real, then I clicked the link to update. But now my computer suddenly slows down, and it takes longer time than usual to shut down even cannot shut down . I feel like it is infected with some kind of dangerous virus, but I don’t know what is it, and I don’t know much about computer, please help!

TrojanDownloader.Win32.Banload.axd Description:

TrojanDownloader.Win32.Banload.axd is a malicious Trojan horse infection with strong destructive ability to the computers. It is mainly from malicious websites, free downloads or spam emails, because Trojan is often embedded into free software or those malicious websites and even some legitimate websites which have been hacked by hackers. If you surf on those malicious websites that contain this Trojan, then you will see such an warning popping up to tell you that your PC is infected with certain virus and need to activate antivirus program and ask you to click the following link. These message are fake scanner result; it just wants to scare you and finally makes to click the link. Therefore, many users believe it and click the link, then TrojanDownloader.Win32.Banload.axd virus will automatically install into the computer. On those fake scanner webpage you visit, this virus may be bundled into pop-up fake flash update or  video codec, so you should be cautious of these pop-ups. Similarly, you should also pay attention to download freeware, shareware or application, especially to the installation procedure, since this Trojan virus may be also bundled within freeware and application. Besides, spam E-mail is another main mean for this Trojan to transmit. Usually spam email contains infected attachments or links to malicious websites.In order to prevent TrojanDownloader.Win32.Banload.axd virus from accessing your computer, you should be cautious of your online activities.

TrojanDownloader.Win32.Banload.axd is a very aggressive and infectious Trojan virus which installs itself by copying its executable file into Windows system folder, and then forcibly modifies the registry to run this file and changes the start-up items so that it can be activated immediately when users boot up their computers. Once it deeply roots on your computer, it will perform evil activities which cause system errors. And several program does not work properly. It may pretend to be a fake antivirus scanner and display fake security alerts about dangerous infections and threats to scare you, which will deceive you to purchase fake antivirus program step by step as hackers plan. Meanwhile, this virus can make use of your computer’s system loophole to download and install other malicious programs and extension or plugin without your notice and permission. It is able to damage the system by corrupting and infecting the key files of the operating system which will cause computer runs abnormally. Computer will get overheated and slow down performance as TrojanDownloader.Win32.Banload.axd takes up too much CPU capacity. Therefore, PC will take a long time to turn on or shut down even run some programs after being attacked by this virus, some of them may even get the blue or black screen of death frequently which can further damage the computer hardware as well. Anti-virus program cannot remove it completely as this Trojan can replicate itself to many locations on the infected computer and infect system files. Once this Trojan enters into users’ PC, it will perform terrible activities such as changing the homepage, desktop image and other items, also the security tools may be disabled. Your computer may be remotely controlled by cyber criminals who can steal users’ information like banking account, password even security certificate, which will cause you financial loss. It is necessary to remove TrojanDownloader.Win32.Banload.axd from an infected machine without any delay.

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.

-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 Trojan. 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 TrojanDownloader.Win32.Banload.axd 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 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.

registry editor

>>>>>> After you find out the suspicious registry files, you need to find out where the .exe files of the virus locate. 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 TrojanDownloader.Win32.Banload.axd 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:


If your computer has been infected by TrojanDownloader.Win32.Banload.axd virus, various attacks must be initiated immediately to corrupt your system files and weaken the security level of the infected computer. It will modify all your key registry settings as well as disable your firewall because of its root-kit. And the CPU usage percentage will be high as 100% , which will be able to cause constant system freeze. Cyber criminals can remotely control the infected PC Computer with the help of this virus. Therefore, your personal information like credit card details, log-in passwords or other financial information could be leaked out. Victims of this virus will be suffering from financial loss. This Trojan must be removed as fast as possible to avoid further damages if you detect this nasty thing on your computer.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 27, 2015 5:48 am

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