TrojanDownloader:Win32/Filcout.A is detected in my computer. I don’t think I am able to remove it by my own, because I have tried many different kinds of anti-virus programs to remove it, but all my work is in vain as this Trojan always comes back after I restart my computer. I’m not a computer savvy, so I afraid I would mess up my computer if I do it by my own. What should I do to get rid of it completely?

Brief Introduction to This Trojan

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Filcout.A is a high-risk Trojan infection that can attack computers with Windows operating systems all over the world. Machines with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 can all be targets. The Internet can be the main way for this Trojan to distribute. The makers of this Trojan can implant this virus to many websites’ servers which have already been hacked by them. Once people visit the infected web pages, this Trojan can immediately come to the target computers by attacking the vulnerabilities of those machines. Some malicious pop-up advertisements also can lead this Trojan to come. Spam E-mail attachments can be another way for hackers to spread this virus to innocent computers. Freeware that come from unreliable resources can be used by virus makers to transmit this Trojan too.

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Filcout.A is a dangerous virus which can cause destructive damage to the infected machines. Once it is installed, the first thing for it to do is to add its own entry to the window registry so that it can be activated from the startup, also many other settings in windows registry can be messed up, so key entries can be modified arbitrary. With a disordered windows registry, the infected system can perform improperly. PC user will receive many unwanted error messages since the infected machine is turned on, what’s worse, black screen or even blue screen of death can happen frequently during the use. The security level on the infected computer can be the lowest as this Trojan can disable the firewall and the anti-virus program which installed on the infected system. That means the infected computer can be attacked by more viruses and Trojans.

Except downloading other computer threats to the infected machine, this Trojan can also create many junks files that waste a lot of space of the hard drive which can make the infected computer has a slow performance. This TrojanDownloader:Win32/Filcout.A can also consume much usage of CPU and make the infected computer slower and slower. With the help of this Trojan, cyber hackers can achieve illegal access to the infected machines. It is not a happy thing that someone you don’t know at all comes to your computer and takes everything that he likes without your approval. Cyber criminals mainly target on financial materials like bank account, credit card details, password and other personal information which can be used for some evil purposes.

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 TrojanDownloader:Win32/Filcout.A 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:


TrojanDownloader:Win32/Filcout.A is nasty Trojan infection that can hit Windows computers. This Trojan can use the Internet to spread widely. Many reputable computer anti-virus programs are able to detect this virus for computer users, however, it is not easy for them to remove it completely from the infected machines as this Trojan can corrupt system files and damage the protection tool severely. Once people who find this Trojan in their computers, please do not hesitated to get it removed as it can bring many troubles to the infected computer if it cannot be removed in time.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of TrojanDownloader:Win32/Filcout.A? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on April 19, 2014 12:54 pm

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