Hi, my PC is affected by something called Backdoor:Win32/Plugx.K and I’ve been trying to find the source and where it is but no luck. I tried using my antivirus program to scan and kill it but no fix; it seems that it is never gone in my computer. I just perform such simple activities as chatting with friends, listening to the music, watching the video and surfing online on my computer. How can I get this nasty virus? And what can I do to get rid of it completely?

Backdoor:Win32/Plugx.K Virus Description:

Backdoor:Win32/Plugx.K virus is a dangerous and infectious backdoor Trojan horse. It can perform destructive activities on your computer. Although it can be detected by some antivirus programs, cannot be removed by antivirus. And once security programs detect this Trojan horse on users’ computer, it also means that the computer has already been infected with this virus severely. It has a strong ability to corrupt system files and disorder windows registry. Many crucial system files can be damaged or re-edited or deleted by this Trojan horse, which will severely cause the system to run improperly. Backdoor:Win32/Plugx.K Trojan even can invade and destroy antivirus programs’ firewall and remove files related to security tool, which will make your security tool disable and becomes useless. That is why some victims even cannot get any security report from their antivirus and security tool cannot remove it at all. In order to deeply root in your computer, it also can duplicate itself into computer security loopholes and hide in many places in the hard drive. Backdoor:Win32/Plugx.K is good at changing your registry settings, and adding new codes on your computer system. Then you cannot surf online smoothly and you will be redirected to different kinds of malicious websites, receive numbers of ads, pop-ups, flash pictures or links, even your desktop will be full of strange shortcuts, some of which cannot be deleted. It even does not allow you to download any new programs or applications by displaying a message like “your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded” to block you. It aims at blocking you to access any tool to remove itself. Gradually, your computer will be controlled completely by this Trojan horse and you cannot do anything to remove it. Finally, your computer will be broken and cannot be used any more. If you find Backdoor:Win32/Plugx.K virus on your machine, you must figure out a way to remove it at once before it throws further damages on your computer.

What’s worse, once Backdoor:Win32/Plugx.K virus is downloaded on the infected computer, cyber criminals or remote hackers are able to get into the infected computer secretly without users’ approval. They take control of the infected computer remotely and get anything they need on the infected system, especially financial details like bank account and credit card, also other personal information can also be collected by hackers. In this case, your computer and financial details or personal information will be in a high risk of being revealed, which may also lead to your financial loss. Besides, it also can open a backdoor to bring other risky viruses to mess up your system and slow down computer performance. Backdoor:Win32/Plugx.K invades computer mainly via spam attachment emails, malicious hacked websites and freeware. Like other Trojan horse, this Trojan is often bundled into free software or inserted those malicious websites and even some legitimate websites which have been hacked by hackers. It will pop up as a fake flash update or video codec or discount sales or promotion product, don’t trust and click on those message banner or windows, and otherwise you will activate this Trojan or other threats. Besides, it can hide in spam emails, because spam email contains infected attachments or links to malicious websites. In a word, in order to preventing Backdoor:Win32/Plugx.K virus from accessing your computer and conducting destructive activities, please behave yourself while surfing on the Internet.

Some Traits about Backdoor:Win32/Plugx.K 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 Backdoor:Win32/Plugx.K 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 Backdoor:Win32/Plugx.K 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:


If your computer has been infected by Backdoor:Win32/Plugx.K virus, various attacks must be initiated immediately to corrupt your system files and weaken the security level 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 high as 100% , which will be able to cause constant system freeze. Cyber criminals can remotely control the infected PC Computer with the help of this virus. Moreover, this Trojan is designed to steal users’ banking information so it is very good at stealing your personal information like credit card, bank account details, log-in passwords or other financial information could be leaked out. Victims of this virus will be suffering from financial loss. This Trojan must be removed as fast as possible to avoid further damages if you detect this nasty thing on your computer.

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

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 27, 2015 5:35 am

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