I don’t know when this Trojan.Rhubot infiltrates my computer. Now my computer is in great risk. I can definitely tell that this Trojan is the reason that causes my computer runs abnormally. I want to get it removed now, but it is beyond my ability to remove it by my own. As I have tried so many different kinds of anti-virus programs to remove it, and none of them worked. Now I’m desperate. Please help.

Brief Introduction to This Trojan.Rhubot

Trojan.Rhubot is a malicious Trojan infection which is harmful to computers with Windows operating systems. As a Trojan infection, the size of it is small which is able to be spread from the Internet. Cyber criminals who are able to hack websites can use the servers of those websites to save this Trojan horse virus, and once innocent people use their computers to visit those infected websites, this Trojan can invade the visiting computers immediately as computers will create cache files for the websites, and the computers treat the Trojan as one of the cache files mistakenly. Also, freeware can be another way for this Trojan to spread. Hackers can implant this Trojan virus to those programs that computer users will commonly use, like music player, PDF reader and so on. During the installation processes of those infected programs, this Trojan can be installed on the target computers without users’ approval.

Trojan.Rhubot is a type of Trojan horse virus that belongs to downloader family. The particular trait of this Trojan infection is that it can download many other computer threats like malware, rootkits and other Trojans, etc. And the whole process of downloading can be performed at the backdoor which can’t be recognized by PC users. With those infections, the infected computer can be messed up severely. The windows registry can be modified arbitrary so that this Trojan can be activated from the start up. In this case, some system key values can be replaced by this Trojan which can make the system faces many unwanted error once the infected computer is on. If this Trojan.Rhubot cannot be removed in time, more and more system files can be corrupted, at that time, a complete crash will come and terminate the use of the infected computer, which means PC user will no longer be able to access the infected computer.

As a Trojan horse infection, Trojan.Rhubot can be easily found if an anti-virus program is installed on the infected computer. However, cyber hackers also design a function for this Trojan to damage the protection tool so that it can stay longer on the infected machines. The protection software can be disabled by this Trojan which make the tool performs mistakenly or even cannot be opened. Some versions of this Trojan can contain a keylogger which is a backdoor program that can record all the input information, including bank details, credit card numbers and other personal materials. Those privacy can be sent to remote hackers secretly, in this case, hackers can use the information to gain illegal benefits.

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.Rhubot 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.Rhubot, 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.Rhubot, 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.Rhubot is a malicious Trojan horse virus that targets on Windows computers all around the world. It is not easy to detect this Trojan infection as it can infiltrate target computers secretly in many ways. Once it comes to the computer, the infected computer can get many unwanted troubles during the use. Also, the privacy of the computer users can be leaked out as this Trojan has the ability to steal the sensitive information and help the cyber criminals to access the infected machines. PC users who detect this Trojan on their computers should get it removed as soon as possible.

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

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 11, 2014 1:04 pm

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