Yesterday I found my computer was running slow and then I scanned the computer by using Kaspersky. It turns out that my computer has been infected by a virus called Trojan.Genome.Pruk. But no matter what I did to remove this virus, it is not working. The virus didn’t go away. I am really worried about my data and my bank information. How do I remove this Trojan completely?
Trojan.Genome.Pruk is identified as a malicious Trojan horse that has been found by Kaspersky antivirus recently. Now this virus widely spreads over the Internet and aims to attack computers running with Windows operating system. People who use a computer with XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 could easily be attacked by this nasty Trojan. Though it is not able to replicate itself on the infected computer, it still can make lots of problems to damage the functioning of your computer. A Trojan is designed by cyber criminals who aim to access your computer without your knowledge, grab your credit card information and other personal details and even install more infections to damage your computer. It is usually delivered through harmful websites, suspicious links and free downloads etc.
Most of time you get this virus is because you have ever visited harmful web pages or downloaded free items from infected website. Once downloaded, it instantly drops a number of corrupted or junk files and places them in the legit system folder so that it can escape the detection of most security tools. When it works in the background, your computer may get frozen all the time and you may keep getting errors saying “Not Responding” or “Windows Explorer is stop working” whenever you open programs or get online on your computer. In addition, your homepage and default search engine may have been changed to other low-quality web pages without your knowledge. The Trojan can open up a back door into your computer system so that a hacker can gain access to your personal data without your permission. It also helps install other additional malware or spyware so you must get rid of Trojan.Genome.Pruk immediately once upon detection.
Note: Manual Removal requires expertise and it is for advanced computer users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with such virus infection.
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Symptoms of Similar Trojan Infection :
– This virus can escape from most antivirus protection and get itself installed on computers especially with Windows operating systems.
– It can cause constant stuck or even blue screens on the infected computers.
– Computer users will experience constant security pop ups on the computers which may not truly represent the status of the PCs.
– Certain malware or spyware may be prompted by these fake security pop ups which will end up scamming money.
– Sensitive data like privacy can also be stolen and taken advantages by cyber criminals.
Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions
Up till now, there is not a perfect antivirus that can detect this pesky Trojan virus or delete it completely. The Trojan.Genome.Pruk has been updated by remote and backstage cyber criminals and is able to escape from the scan of any anti-virus programs thus it is hard to be removed or even found. The most effective way is to remove it manually. The following instructions need quite level of computer expertise. If you don’t know how to that correctly, please contact with YooSecurity online support now!
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to this Trojan infection. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find.
Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with Trojan.Genome.Pruk virus from Registry Editor. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.
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To Summarize Shortly:
Trojan.Genome.Pruk is a tricky virus that can modify the registry and change system to make it capable of being reactivated every time you power on the infected computer. Even though it can be detected by some powerful antivirus programs like Kaspersky, it still cannot help to get rid of it from your computer. Every time you click “Remove” or “Quarantine”, it either says removal fails or reappears soon after removal. A Trojan runs high risk for the compromised PC because it can make all the personal or confidential information secretly passed over to the intended attacker who would further misuse it for stealing money from your bank account or leaking the confidential information out to other sources. It is suggested users get rid of it manually once it is found.
Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on June 21, 2014 4:17 pm