Hello, here. I am trouble with Trojan horse now and frustrated by it a lot. This morning, my Norton automatically ran and had a full scan for my computer, at last it reported many items about security threats, and I also clicked to remove those threats. After that, I restart my computer, but there is still one security threat on my computer. It is called AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.tsm. I have tried many times to remove it by this Norton, but it doesn’t work at all. It is so stubborn and I don’t know how to do it. I look it up on the Internet and know that it is a kind of Trojan horse. Now it must have done damages to my computer, because my computer runs slower than before and there is always a message about dll.exe popping up. I even cannot run some programs. How can I remove it completely?

A Description of AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.tsm Virus

You may think that AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.tsm should be some kind of adware, because there is the word “adware” in it, but actually it is a new variant dangerous Trojan horse. If your computer is infected with this Trojan horse, your computer’s registry entry will be modified quickly and crucial system files will be also changed. You even cannot find those files or programs in the original place where you remember, because those files or programs may have been changed or deleted by this aggressive virus. It has a strong ability to invade system, so it can add its files into the system start-up item. Then once your computer starts up, it will quickly activates itself automatically and start to carry out destructive activities on your computer. It detects and looks for computer security loopholes to insert more its malicious files to interrupt or disable normal programs, which will make it root deeply and firmly in your system. Besides, it plants one or several small and malicious rootkits or files into your operating system, and those rootkits can give your system false commands or instructions. If the operating system receives those wrong commands and follows its instructions to run, some programs on your computer will run in disorder or even can’t operate anymore, because those wrong command and instructions will disable or lock some normal programs to run. You will find computer runs slowly and even you cannot access it. Many victims usually get the blue or black screen of death frequently which can further damages the computer hardware as well. To block AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.tsm to do further damage to your computer, you must remove it as soon as possible.

Trojan horse is a horrible virus, because it is so stubborn and destructive that it’s hard for us to remove it completely. If we cannot remove it in time, computer will be destroyed and becomes useless gradually. Besides, it is designed to help cyber criminals to target computer and steal users’ financial information in unfair way. It threats people’s financial security. Of course, many victims also have suffered from financial loss. AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.tsm is very tricky and can escape from some antivirus programs scanning and sneak into computer. It also performs as a browser hijacker to hijack your browsers and redirect you to malicious websites and display unwanted pop-up ads to trick you to click to bring more infections. It may lurk on networking in form of hidden pages or some normal files. When you visit those malware webpages or download files, it will quickly block your access to the Internet. It’s also good at opening a backdoor to allow other malicious applications to enter your computer. Since Trojan horse is mainly from the network, so don’t visit suspicious websites that contain porno or gambling contents, receiving spam emails or downloading freeware or fake nasty applications.

Some Traits about AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.tsm 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 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 AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.tsm 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 AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.tsm 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:


AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.tsm is very destructive and risky which can finally destroy your computer system. It changes its code day by day even more frequently; no antivirus can keep pace with it to remove it. It needs and only can be removed manually so that it is completely kicked off from your computer. Once your computer is infected by this Trojan horse, it will performs various attacks to corrupt your system files and weaken the security shelter 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 higher than before, which will be able to cause constant system freeze. Therefore,this Trojan must be removed as fast as possible to avoid further damages if you find it on your computer.

Warm prompt: If you are not computer savvy or not familiar with the virus to remove AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.tsm virus. You can contact YooCare/YooSecurity PC professional online service for help:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 27, 2015 5:36 am

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