I am suffering from Trojan.snowal.gen.1 Trojan infection with my brand new laptop. I have no clues on where it comes or how it gets settled down to my system which hasn’t been used long. Will it damage my computer? And will I lose my data on it? What can I do to eliminate it from the computer completely?
Trojan.snowal.gen.1 Trojan Virus Infection Detection
Trojan.snowal.gen.1 is known to be a Trojan virus in computer field. It is newly found virus which has hacked great amount of computers all over the world. Because of the fact that it was created by hackers who have much knowledge about computers, it has gained the ability to bypass the scan and detect of many antivirus software when it first gets down there. However, with it creating more and more infected files, the antivirus programs have ways to detect its existence. There comes the real problem which has made so many users frustrated that the antivirus software cannot delete the virus by all means.
There do exist so many ways for this Trojan.snowal.gen.1 Trojan virus sneak into a computer. As soon as the computer users are not careful enough when they are on the internet, the virus has chance to attack the operating system under the help of some bundled programs or viruses. Most of the general PC users are not able to tell a malicious website from any regular ones which makes it much more possible for a virus to invade a computer. After the Trojan accesses the infected computer it will head down to begin its plan. By weakening the system security it makes it easier for other viruses to infect the vulnerable system.
Symptoms of Similar Trojan Infection :
– This virus can escape from most antivirus protection and get itself installed on computers especially with Windows operating systems.
– It can cause constant stuck or even blue screens on the infected computers.
– Computer users will experience constant security pop ups on the computers which may not truly represent the status of the PCs.
– Certain malware or spyware may be prompted by these fake security pop ups which will end up scamming money.
– Sensitive data like privacy can also be stolen and taken advantages by cyber criminals.
Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions
Up till now, there is not a perfect antivirus that can detect this pesky Trojan virus or delete it completely. Trojan.snowal.gen.1 has been updated by remote and backstage cyber criminals and is able to escape from the scan of any anti-virus programs thus it is hard to be removed or even found. The most effective way is to remove it manually. The following instructions need quite level of computer expertise. If you don’t know how to that correctly, please contact with YooSecurity online support now!
Step A: Check on your start menu if there are any programs that you are not familiar with. The strange ones will often related to the virus process as it can start automatically with the windows. You can press on Windows key or just click on the start menu to view it. Please notice that you need to click on All Programs to have an overall check on it.
Step B: To remove the Trojan the first thing we need to do is to end its process thus we will not get the error message when we delete its files. To do that, open Windows Task Manager to end process related to this Trojan infection. You can press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find.
Step C: Always any virus files will be hidden files. So we need to show hidden files before we are going to delete them. Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options (As an easy way you can open a folder and hold Alt key and tap on T, O key one by one and folder option window will pops up). Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click Apply and then hit OK.
After we can see hidden folders and files we can go to system files and delete the infected files. The path of the virus often can be found from the antivirus which detects it.
Step D: After we delete the virus files from system data we get to remove the registry of the virus from registry editor to prevent it from coming back. You can get Registry Editor by pressing Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
The following is how Windows Registry Editor looks like.
Step E: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with this Trojan virus from Registry Editor. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.
Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry Safely:
To Summarize Shortly:
One should not rely on man-made software hoping they could remove the virus for them automatically. Trojan.snowal.gen.1 virus is made by people with higher expertise besides it being updated every minute. It always takes time for the security software to react to the latest infection. An infected computer will often run improperly. Victims will have to meet with different errors from time to time and they will suffer with the bad performance of the infected machine. There could be more and more threats appear since the maintenance of the system has been disabled by the virus as soon as it gets down there. Therefore, there is no reason to hesitate but remove the virus in time if you want your computer to stay safe.
Note: Have tried many methods but failed to get rid of this Trojan virus? If you have no clue, please contact YooSecurity Online Experts in time to save your computer.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 11, 2014 1:30 pm