My new laptop Asus just gets compromised with a Trojan virus called W97M.Dowloader.EQK which is detected by my Norton, but Norton seems just can scan it but can’t remove the virus completely. Every time when I restart my laptop, this virus is still scanned by Norton. I know there should be many infected files in the deep system and important places like registry, start up items and so on, but I don’t know how to eradicate it?

Brief Introduction of W97M.Dowloader.EQK Virus

W97M.Dowloader.EQK is a Trojan horse that downloads malicious files on the compromised computer. This Trojan virus is very stubborn and hazardous to the system security. Once it gets into the system, it will soon change the default settings of your Windows. It changes the start-up item, which will make computer automatically restart, shut down. As soon as you run the computer, the virus will soon run at the same time. And meanwhile, it will change or disable the important system settings. The critical files, programs and documents are changed and disabled by malicious files of the virus. W97M.Dowloader.EQK virus even can keep implanting and reduplicating its executable files in system, which can bypass the detection of the antivirus tool. This Trojan horse can root deeply into system. That is the main reason why antivirus can’t completely remove it. When system important files are damaged and disabled, computer will run abnormally. When you start up computer, some error codes will show on screen or you even cannot boot up the machine. Some unwanted files with extension of .exe will show on some system folders, which will take up some capacity of system. Some .exe files on desktop even can’t be deleted. Computer performance also slows down. If you open many programs or processes, computer will get stuck or windows explorer often stops working. While this W97M.Dowloader.EQK infection affects your computer, you will find web browser also runs slower than before, because many junk files are created to take up too much system capacity and Internet resources.

This Trojan virus is created by cyber hackers and spread on the internet. The virus can be disseminated via malicious and phishing websites, phishing email attachments, popups and free-charge software. In order to get rid of being infected with this W97M.Dowloader.EQK virus, you should be cautious and careful.  And the virus can be used by cyber hackers to hack compromised computer. With the help of this Trojan virus, the cyber hackers will be able to control the system and steal user’s important personal data like credit card information, bank account details, login password and certified identity. This Trojan horse will be a big threat to personal information safety. You would suffer financial loss or get into unknown trouble in future. Besides, W97M.Dowloader.EQK virus exploits vulnerability and open backdoor to introduce other malware infection. If that happens, computer system will be easily corrupted and damaged severely. Even the Safe Mode will be damaged. To avoid this virus smashing your computer, you’re strongly advised to clean this virus quickly.

Some Traits about W97M.Dowloader.EQK 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 W97M.Dowloader.EQK 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 W97M.Dowloader.EQK 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 W97M.Dowloader.EQK 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 W97M.Dowloader.EQK 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:


W97M.Dowloader.EQK 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 W97M.Dowloader.EQK Trojan Virus. You can contact YooCare/YooSecurity PC professional online service for help:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on June 10, 2017 6:14 am

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