Win64/Olmaril.AK Virus Description
The Trojan horse Win64/Olmaril.AK virus is a very dangerous computer threat that can completely ruin the PC by attracting and installing additional attacks and threats onto the computer(Variants: Win64/Olmaril.AH, Win64/Olmaril.AD). This virus doesn’t waste any time, and immediately attacks the system setting and files, throwing the normal operation into a complete crash course. It will then change the registry keys on the computer and begin to download other viruses from remote locations on the Internet. All of these attacks will target the system and begin to eat up all of the CPU memory and the computer will run very slow. It will be very obvious that something is wrong, as normal day to day operations will take a very long time. The Trojan horse Win64/Olmaril.AK virus will slow down simple tasks like shutting down or restarting the computer.
This virus also leaves the computer content vulnerable, as the hackers will have the opportunity to access it at any time remotely. This means that they can see and steal anything stores on the computer, including personal and financial data. This can create a complete disaster for the user, as their personal identity can be stolen, and their financial information can also be compromised if the hackers are able to piece it together before the Win64/Olmaril.AK virus is removed from the computer!
To absolutely clean out this virus, you can follow the guide here if you are a computer savvy. As the anti-virus won’t be able to help, manual removal is the most effective way to remove it completely. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Expert to get further help to sort it out.
What Will The Trojan Horse Do On A Target Computer?
Once the Trojan horse Win64/Olmaril.AK virus installs itself on the PC, it goes right to work, changing the system settings enabling it to begin running as soon as the computer is turned on each session. The virus is hidden within a Windows folder on the computer, making it very hard to find, as it is disguised to look like a regular file. It doesn’t stand out as looking awkward or out of place. The longer that this virus is left to roam free in the system, the more damage will be done. It will continue to disable functions and reduce the speed and performance of the computer, and if left alone it will eventually lead to a complete system failure and crash.
The Trojan horse Win64/Olmaril.AK virus will also drop a keylogger onto the computer, which will record login details to email accounts, social media sites, online banking logins, credit card numbers, and also bank account numbers. They will use all of this logged data and compare it with a log of the browser history, matching passwords, usernames, and numbers to the sites that were visited. Since the hackers have unlimited backdoor access when the PC is on, it enables them to scrape and gather a large amount of data. It is safe to say that any valuable information that they find will quickly be sold on the black market, leading to fraudulent charges being racked up on the stolen accounts.
Steps on How to Get Rid of Win64/Olmaril.AK
Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager to end processed related to the Trojan horse. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time or right click on bottom Task Bar and select Start Task Manager.
Step 2: Show hidden files. Go to Folder Options from Control Panel. Under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and non-select Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK.
Step 3: Go to Registry Editor. First press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search for virus. Delete all the following or those related to the following files and registry entries:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exe
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exe\Debugger svchost.exe
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVCare.exe
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVCare.exe\Debugger svchost.exe
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVENGINE.EXE
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVENGINE.EXE\Debugger svchost.exe
Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry
There is also the possibility of pop up ads being displayed at an increasing rate, which will also lead to the system crash as they eat up memory. The Trojan horse Win64/Olmaril.AK virus will also shut down and restart the computer, and when it reboots it will be very sluggish. These are all signs that the system has been compromised and the virus must be removed ASAP in order to prevent permanent damage. Since the virus files are in the Windows folder, it will require manual removal to make sure the correct files are deleted. For those detailed instructions, please read below and learn how to remove the Trojan horse Win64/Olmaril.AK virus from your PC.
Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on April 12, 2013 8:08 am