Hi, my computer now gets an virus called Trojan Downloader.Win32.Devsog!k which is reported by ma antivirus program MacAfee. Once I see this security warning, I try to scan and remove it with virus removal tool, but it fails to fight this stubborn Trojan horse. Now my computer is running very slowly and I cannot do anything online, it seems to be exhausted. I want to get rid of this virus and save my computer, what can I do?
Trojan Downloader.Win32.Devsog!k Description:
Downloader.Win32.Devsog!k is a very dangerous and aggressive Trojan horse . It is a very aggressive threat to computer and performs various evil activities to control and destroy your PC. It is so tricky that many antivirus programs cannot detect it as soon as it accesses your computer. It can change or eliminate your crucial system files and implant its executable files into system to corrupt registry aggressively. Since its files occupy lots of CPU space and Internet resources, you will find that your computer runs slower and slower. It will take a long time to run a program and surf online. Some victims also report that their desktop image, default browser homepage and search engine are modified without their knowledge, and sometimes they cannot the files in the original place since those files have been hidden or even deleted by the Trojan. It also can exploit your computer’s security vulnerabilities to drop and install other threats on the computer, which will cause more damage to your computer. It also performs as a browser hijacker to redirect you to malicious websites in order to introduce more infections to mess up your computer and destroy the system. Besides, it can also impersonate the security programs to give you fake threat warning to scare you to use it to scan your computer. Those security warning might not represent the real status of PC. Instead it wants to find out more loopholes to bring more threats and create a door for hackers to access your computer to trace and steal your personal information stored on the system. There is no doubt that Downloader.Win32.Devsog!k is a big threat to your computer security and personal information security. Therefore, it should be removed from your system immediately.
From the above introduction, we know that Downloader.Win32.Devsog!k is very stubborn and infectious Trojan horse. Even most of the time, antivirus cannot indentify its existence on your computer, then you don’t know it has been on your machine and does harm to your computer already. Therefore, in order to prevent it from entering your computer, you should take some measures and take care of your online operation. Don’t usually view those malicious websites like porn website, because on those websites, there are full of different kinds of malwre, Trojan horse, worm, and adware etc. once you visit those websites, those malicious threats will automatically drop on and install into your computer. Cyber criminals usually upload Trojan horse and any other virus to the server of that malicious website, which is easy to spread various viruses. In general, be cautious when clicking links. It can point your browser to download threats or visit malicious web site. Don’t download unknown “free” software and avoid opening unknown e-mail attachments.
Some Traits about Trojan Downloader.Win32.Devsog!k
-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.
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 Trojan Downloader.Win32.Devsog!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.
>>>>>> 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 Trojan Downloader.Win32.Devsog!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:
Once your computer is infected by Trojan Downloader.Win32.Devsog!k virus, 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 high as 100% , which will be able to cause constant system freeze. Moreover, this Trojan is designed to steal users’ personal information so it is very easy to steal your privacy 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.
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Published by Michael Myn & last updated on May 27, 2015 5:42 am