I have an infection called Trojan.Stepnet on my computer that I can’t get rid of it. I know it is a trouble which can cause problems to my system. But I don’t know how to fix it as I’m not a computer tech. I keep getting a lot of errors during the use which are really annoying. How can I fix this problem without damaging my system? Please help!

Brief Introduction to This Trojan

It will be hard for computer users to eradicate this Trojan.Stepnet virus completely and permanently from the infected computers as before it can be detected by security tools, it can already infected system-related files and spread itself to many branches on the hard drive. It belongs to a kind of malicious Trojan horse infection that can attack computers which run Windows operating systems. That’s to say, computers with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and 8 can be targeted by this infection. This infection can mainly use the Internet to spread so that it can corrupt target machines all over the world. As soon as people get targeted by this virus on their systems, they will suffer from lots of troubles during the operation.

Once people get this Trojan.Stepnet infection on their machines, they systems can be completely messed up by it. In order to be activated from the startup, this Trojan can make evil changes to the system registry with its vicious data. Under this circumstance, the wrong system settings can cause a lot of problems when people utilize the infected machines for work or something else. We don’t suggest people continue to use the infected computer as this infection doesn’t damage the systems by its own. It can also help many other computer viruses to come and make the situation even worse.

With this malicious Trojan’s help, cyber hackers can be able to connect to the infected computers freely without being known. They can do everything they want on the infected computer once they take control of them on the background. So that is why we don’t suggest people keep using the infected computers as the privacy saved on the systems can be leaked out and stolen by cyber hackers. This infection can also be capable to damage the browsers installed on the affected machines. Browser settings can be modified and people will be redirected to many unsafe pages when go online. It is dangerous to click those links as they are used by hackers to spread more viruses. Also, people can be taken to some phishing pages which can collect bank information from them.

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.Stepnet 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:


This Trojan.Stepnet infection can make great chaos to the infected computers. It is not easy for computer users to prevent it from invading as cyber hackers have many ways to spread it on the Internet. After this infection sneaks into the target machines, the systems can perform in weird ways and keep getting system errors. Black screen and blue screen of death can always occur to the corrupted computers which may damage the hardware part of machines. Users who encounter this infection on their systems must remove it as quickly as possible to avoid further damages and losses.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Trojan.Stepnet? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on December 2, 2015 5:55 am

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