My computer now is in dangerous condition as it has been attacked with a malicious Trojan horse infection called Trojan.Potao. I tried to remove it by my own but with no luck. My security tool didn’t finish this job for me, it simply quarantined it. Every time I can get the virus warning about it after I turn on my machine. I really need some help on removing this virus. Please advise.

Brief Introduction to This Trojan

Trojan.Potao is a vicious computer infection that can infiltrate computers which run Windows operating systems. It can be widely spread on the Internet. So, people can get this bad thing occurred on their computers if they are careless on the web. However, it is not easy for computer users to prevent this Trojan horse infection even they install anti-virus programs on their computers. We have found that this Trojan virus is able to corrupt the security systems including the anti-virus software when it sneaks into the target computers. To avoid being detected and removed by security programs, this Trojan can be capable to infect system-related files, which can make the whole system runs abnormally and gets a lot of problems during the use.

Cyber hackers who make this Trojan.Potao infection can utilize the Internet to be their main source to spread it to innocent computer users all over the world. They can put this Trojan virus to many websites and wait people to visit. That’s to say, when people come to the infected web pages, the visiting computers can be attacked by this infection immediately. This Trojan can be downloaded automatically as cyber hackers design. Users who come to unsafe pages like porn sites or phishing pages can be the main targets for this infection to attack as most of those pages can be controlled by hackers. Also, this Trojan can be installed when people download programs on the Internet carelessly.

When this Trojan.Potao infection invades the target computers, it can make the systems be completely compromised as it can shut down the security system without users’ notice. Under this case, the corrupted computers can suffer from more infection as this Trojan can be able to help them to come. With this infection running on the background, the system can perform in a poor way and user will get a slow respond speed on the target computer as this Trojan can consume a large part of CPU usage on the background. If people don’t remove this infection in time, it can help cyber hackers to connect to the infected computers remotely which can make the situation even worse.

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.Potao 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 obligatory to remove this Trojan.Potao infection on the corrupted computers as soon as possible, or it will lead a disastrous result to the computers. With the help of this Trojan horse virus, cyber hackers can have the ability to implant more infection to the systems and steal privacy from them as they can connect to the systems secretly. In this case, it is a must to have this virus removed in time, so that computer users can avoid more bad things happen to their computers and themselves.

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

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on August 2, 2015 5:50 am

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