Hello, could you please help me out of this issue? I have Win32/DownloadGuide.F on my computer. My Norton has told me this report every 30 minutes and it cannot help me delete it at all. I have searched the information about this virus online and know that it is a kind of Trojan horse and needs to be removed manually. So I entered the registry editor to find the virus files, but don’t know how to find and which one is the virus file. And I am worried I will make some mistake in registry editor to mess up my computer. Therefore, I will appreciate much if you guy can help me remove it.

Win32/DownloadGuide.F Virus Description:

Win32/DownloadGuide.F virus is a dangerous and vicious Trojan virus to infect windows computer. In system, this Trojan virus will create many problems and trouble. It enters registry editor and start-up items to insert many different its own malicious code to change the system default settings to make computer run in a malfunctioned way. For example, the files in registry will be changed or disabled, and then you will see many error messages are popping up once you start up your computer or when you perform some important tasks on computer. And sometimes, you even cannot log in system with entering your account and password. Of course, some important system files or programs may also be destroyed by Win32/DownloadGuide.F virus so that you cannot run the programs, because the crucial executable files of that program have been deleted or disabled completely. Or this program has not been in computer.  Due to this Trojan virus, the DNS settings will be changed and you cannot access the Internet well. Then it can act as a browser hijacker to redirect you to malicious websites and pop up thousands of ads.  Even worse, Win32/DownloadGuide.F virus can work as a backdoor virus to bring other infections to worsen computer function and slow down computer performance totally. Therefore, you’re strongly suggested to remove this virus timely once you find it on your machine.

Since Win32/DownloadGuide.F virus is a very stubborn and evil virus to computer system, you need to take actions to protect your computer from being infected with this virus when you go to the Internet. If you cannot remove this virus as soon as possible, this virus will replicate and implant itself into many other places of system to root itself deeply into system. And in order to bypass the detection of advanced antivirus program, it keeps changing its location and pathway. You had better not open something malicious or visit virus-infected websites to introduce Win32/DownloadGuide.F virus. In malicious websites, cyber criminals usually insert many different viruses into it, and if you recklessly visit it or click to open something from those websites, this virus or other infections will automatically drop on your computer without your notice. Besides, you also need to pay attention to what you download from the Internet. Some free software may be bundled with this Win32/DownloadGuide.F virus, when you install the software, this virus is also installed. To prevent this Trojan malware from getting into your computer, please behave your online activities well and be careful of what you get from the Internet.

Some Traits about Win32/DownloadGuide.F 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 Win32/DownloadGuide.F. 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 Win32/DownloadGuide.F 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 Win32/DownloadGuide.F 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 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 Win32/DownloadGuide.F 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:


Win32/DownloadGuide.F 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 virus will suffer from financial loss. This Trojan Win32/DownloadGuide.F 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 Win32/DownloadGuide.F virus. You can contact YooCare/YooSecurity PC professional online service for help:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 27, 2015 4:43 am

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