Can somebody help me out of this Trojan:SWF/Redirector.EQ? I have tried many times by using my anti-virus program to remove it. But my work came to nothing. It always comes back after I restart my computer. Every time, the scan of the security tool shows me that my computer has been infected by this Trojan. I’m not a computer savvy, how can I remove this Trojan without messing up my computer? Please advice.

Brief Introduction to This Trojan

Trojan infection can be a headache for computer user. Many computers have been infected by different kinds of Trojans. Trojan:SWF/Redirector.EQ is a new released Trojan which can be spread by many means. Cyber criminals can implant this Trojan into many websites, and once the unwitting people come to those sites for visit, this Trojan can infiltrate into the computer with a secret way. The anti-virus program can detect its invasion for you, and gives you a warning about its coming. However, when the anti-virus software announces you this threat, your computer has already been infected seriously. Trojan infection can also hide its content in other programs. When people try to install those applications into their computer, after the installations, this Trojan can also be installed in your hard drive. Spam E-mail attachment is also a breeding ground for this Trojan infection, when people encounter to unknown attachment, after click on it, this Trojan can be downloaded automatically.

Trojan infection can be detected by anti-virus program, but as the infection has already taken effect in the infected computer. It is not easy for the security program to remove it completely. Once this Trojan:SWF/Redirector.EQ enter a target computer, the first thing of it to do is to disable the anti-virus program. The anti-virus tool cannot update its virus library to the latest version, so that, the tool cannot handle with this virus. Except making the security program be useless, the firewall in the computer can also be closed by this Trojan. Without any security protection, this Trojan can help many other computer threats to come and make deeper damage to the infected computer. Trojan infection is classified to be one of the most dangerous computer threats. As Trojan infection can modify the system registry casually, the registry can go out of order. After its modification, computer will run improperly. Some specific programs cannot be run, also the infected computer can suffer from many errors, and even it can shut down suddenly or meet the blue screen of death.

Except making chaos in the infected computer, this Trojan contains a keylogger which can record the privacy of the computer user and save as a file in a specified place in computer. Once cyber hackers can enter your computer remotely with this Trojan’s help, they can steal the information and make it for their own use, usually, illegal use. If you don’t remove it as quickly as possible, your financial details can be leaked out and your money is not safe anymore.

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 adware.
-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:SWF/Redirector.EQ 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 PUP, 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:SWF/Redirector.EQ, 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:


Once your anti-virus program helps you detect this Trojan:SWF/Redirector.EQ in your computer, please remove it fast, or your computer can be in trouble with it. This Trojan can slow down the performance of the computer and mess up the registry. In the meanwhile, computer can be infected by many other viruses or Trojans if there is an Internet connection on the computer. Also, your computer can perform slow as this Trojan occupies a large usage of the CPU. The best way to handle with this Trojan is to remove it soon.

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

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on February 3, 2014 11:07 am

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