I am fortunately attacked by this Infostealer.Thumbthief virus which is very annoying and nasty. The security tool can’t even clean it from my Dell laptop. It seems like very stubborn and comes back again and again. I am just very wondering and worried that if this virus can access my information as everyone says Trojan virus is very dangerous and can steal personal information. You know I am business man and a lot of data including company and my own personal info is kept on this laptop. Anyway, could you please help me remove this virus as soon as possible?

Infostealer.Thumbthief Virus Description:

Infostealer.Thumbthief virus is a dangerous and harmful Trojan infection to attack windows PC and laptop. It’s mainly used by cyber hackers to access PC user’s important data. This nasty Trojan virus is actually created by those cyber hackers who actually have the professional computer skills. Then cyber hackers try many ways to spread this virus on the Internet worldwide. First, hackers can create their websites and then put this Infostealer.Thumbthief virus into webpage, and then the virus can show as the pop-ups, ads, deals or attractive flashing picture or video. Next if the visitor clicks on anything from those malicious websites, the virus can automatically be activated and installed into system. Similarly, cyber hacker also can bundle this Infostealer.Thumbthief virus into program installation package from unlicensed resources. So if once user downloads this crap installation package, the virus also can be installed while user downloads that infected program.  So you’re suggested to download free programs from legitimate websites and choose customized installation to download the program, then you can clearly get rid of unwanted attached program and avoid virus-infected thing. To avoid this Infostealer.Thumbthief virus, you have to be cautious with online performance.

Infostealer.Thumbthief virus first attacks web browser like IE, Google Chrome and Firefox, changes its default settings, adds malicious extension or add-on and redirects your webpage. You will be driven to be crazy that endless pop-ups can’t be stopped. Internet speed seems like to be slow down suddenly. Web browser likes to be stuck or crash down while you’re opening many new tabs at the same time. Meanwhile, this Infostealer.Thumbthief virus will create many junks in system to take up system capacity. If you check the CPU usage, you will find the percentage is soon up to 100%. Computer runs slowly and you’re not allowed to load many programs at the same time as computer will crash down or get frozen. What’s worse, this Infostealer.Thumbthief virus can exploit 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 Infostealer.Thumbthief 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 Infostealer.Thumbthief 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 Infostealer.Thumbthief 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 Infostealer.Thumbthief 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.

registry editor

>>>>>> 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 Infostealer.Thumbthief 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:


Infostealer.Thumbthief virus can severely attack your computer once it gets on your PC. It corrupts your system files, weakens the security level of the infected computer and modifies all your key registry settings as well as disables your firewall because of its root-kit. The CPU usage percentage will become higher than before, which will cause constant blue or black screen death and system freeze. This virus helps cyber criminals remotely control the infected PC. So hackers can do anything on your PC and get any information from your computer or by tracking your online history. And users’ personal information like credit card, bank account details, log-in passwords or other financial information could be leaked out. Victims of this Infostealer.Thumbthief virus will suffer 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 Infostealer.Thumbthief virus. You can contact YooCare/YooSecurity PC professional online service for help:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on March 28, 2016 10:00 am

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