There is a virus called Trojan.Powelik Activity has been detected on my computer. As far as I know, it is not good for me to ignore it as I have been told by someone that it can harm my computer constantly. However, I don’t know how to get rid of it by myself as my computer knowledge is limited and I’m afraid that I will screw up my computer if I do so. So now, can someone help?

Brief Introduction to This Trojan

Trojan.Powelik Activity is a noxious Trojan horse infection as it has been reported by many victims from the world. It is a tool made by cyber hackers who want to achieve wrongful purposes from innocent computer users. As a Trojan infection, the history of it can be really long with the development of computer. The targets of it are the computers with Windows operating systems. Since the Windows system has been invented in 1985, one year later, the first kind of Trojan had been designed. With the time goes, Trojan infection has been re-edited and updated to become more and more tricky and stubborn. And it can hide deeper and deeper on the target computers for users to locate it and remove it.

Trojan infection can be easily caught by anti-virus programs as those security tools are design for protecting computers from virus attacks. However, the fact that makes this Trojan.Powelik Activity be complicated that this Trojan can be able to shut down the anti-virus program installed on the infected machine and the system firewall as well. In this situation, it will disable the security tool from detecting and removing computer threats for computer user. What’ more, with lower security level, the infected machine can be corrupted by more other kinds of computer threats which can make the condition of the affected computer more even worse. In addition, the system registry of the infected computer can be messed up by this Trojan. It can add its vicious entries to it and modify or delete other data in it. With such a horrible registry, the corrupted computers can work weird and abnormally.

PC users will have to wait a long time to turn on the infected computers and even it needs to take several times to power it on as the infected computers can be stuck at the loading process somehow. Also, it can take a while to run programs even though the hardware configuration of the infected computer is fast as this Trojan.Powelik Activity can consume a large percent of the CPU usage. PC users will constantly get not responding error when they are using the infected machines. What’ worse, black screen and blue screen of death can be caused by this Trojan frequently which can harm the computer hardware severely.

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.Powelik Activity 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:


Trojan.Powelik Activity is malicious Trojan horse infection that aims on Windows machines all over the world. The infected machines can be infected by more other computer viruses if this Trojan cannot be removed in time. PC users will get many problems and troubles on the infected machines that generated by this Trojan infection. It is better for every computer user who suffers from this Trojan to remove it in time.

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

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 23, 2014 6:01 am

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