I got an infection called Trojan.Luminrat on my home computer. I have tried to get rid of it but I can’t. My anti-virus program didn’t work and I don’t know why. My computer now is super slow and I need to wait a long time until the system is fully loaded. I need to get rid of this infection immediately, but I can’t do it by my own as I’m not good at computer. Please help!

Brief Introduction to This Trojan

Trojan.Luminrat is a malicious Trojan horse infection that distributed by cyber hackers. It is an extremely dangerous virus that can attack computers with Windows operating system. It is a world-wide infection as it can be spread on the Internet. As a Trojan horse infection, this virus can be able to sneak into target computers without being known by computer users. If the target computers have anti-virus protection, those tools can help users to detect it, however, we have found that there is not a perfect tool can help users to get rid of this infection completely and permanently at present. This virus is developed by cyber criminals who want to get illegal benefits from the infected computers, so that is why we urge people who have this infection on their machines to remove it as soon as possible.

The World Wide Web can bring us a lot of useful information, but, it is also provide the best shelter for the evil products made by cyber hackers. This Trojan.Luminrat can be implanted into many pages so that when people go the corrupted websites, their computers can be attacked right away. Also, cyber hackers can bundle this infection with other programs especially commonly used software, users who download the infected programs from the web and install them on their systems, this Trojan can be installed in the mean while.

When this Trojan.Luminrat infiltrates the target machines, it would modify the system registry to make sure it can be activated from the startup. In addition, many other system settings can be disabled. Under this circumstance, the affected machines can get a lot of unwanted errors during the use. Browsers installed on the infected computers can also get troubles as the homepages can be replaced by some unwanted and dangerous pages which can redirect users to some fake sites. The system firewall can be turned off by this Trojan infection so that it can help many other kinds of computer viruses to come and users will not realize that. Cyber hackers who create this infection can take advantage of it to access target machines illegally which can take everything away from the infected machines.

Some Traits about This Trojan

-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.
-Your sensitive information can be stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this Trojan.
-Cay give you many redirects all the time no matter what you are doing.
-May pretend as an anti-virus program and cheat you that computer is in dangerous, and ask you to pay to remove the threats.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this Trojan.Luminrat for you.

Manual Removal Guide of Trojan (For Computer Literate)

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.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Trojan, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Try to find the files which relate to this Trojan, and delete them all.

Step 4: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel


Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs


Then try to find the program which relates to this Trojan, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step 5: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\

Similar video guide to modify Windows registry:


It is a bad thing to be infected with Trojan.Luminrat. As a baleful Trojan horse infection, it can make great damages to the infected computers. It can create lots of junk files to slow down the performance of the infected computers. And what’s worse, this Trojan doesn’t come to target computers alone, usually, it can download other computer malware to the infected computers to mess up the whole system and make the situation worse. In order to prevent further harassment, people must eradicate this virus in time.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Trojan.Luminrat? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 29, 2015 5:11 am

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