I got this Trojan:win32/ircbrute on my computer somehow. I don’t know where it hides in my computer. I used my anti-virus program to scan my computer, it did help me found the location of it, but every time I used the protection tool to remove it, after I did the restart as require, it came back with a different location. How can I remove it from my computer completely? Please advise.

Brief Introduction to This Trojan

Trojan:win32/ircbrute is a harmful and dangerous Trojan infection with the ability to destroy Windows computers. It can be widely spread to innocent computers all over the world via the Network. How the makers of this Trojan transmit it to remote computers without victims’ approval? There are 3 main ways to achieve this malicious purpose. The most commonly used way is that it can be implanted to many websites which have already been hacked by those cyber criminals, especially adult websites. People who come to the infected web pages can immediately make their computers get infected by this kind of Trojan as it can pretend as a cache file of the infected pages. Secondly, this Trojan can also come to victims’ computers through peer-to-peer file share or file transfer from an infected system.

As a Trojan infection with small size, the executable file of it can be embedded into other free programs on the Internet, so that it can sneak into more computers day by day. For those people who don’t know too much about computer can usually download programs in unsafe websites which can increase the possibility to be attacked by some kinds of viruses or Trojans. Once this Trojan is installed on the infected computer, the whole system will get into trouble. The first thing for this Trojan:win32/ircbrute to do is that it will turn off the system firewall and damage the anti-virus program. Only in this case, it can stay longer on the infected computer. The longer this Trojan stays on the infected computer, the slower the infected machine will be. It can create many junk files which can consume a lot of space of the computer hard drive. PC user will get a slow computer as this Trojan can waste a large amount of CPU usage.

What’s worse, with the help of this Trojan, cyber hackers can establish illegal access to the infected computer remotely. The whole process can’t be noticed by computer users as it all performs at the background. Once those cyber crooks take control of the infected machine, they can do everything they want on the infected computer without asking. Generally, those bad guys target on financial details like bank account information, password and so on. Under this circumstance, the information can be leaked out and used for illegal benefits. People who get infected by this Trojan:win32/ircbrute on computers should get rid of it as early as possible to avoid further damages and losses.

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:win32/ircbrute 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:win32/ircbrute, 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:win32/ircbrute is malicious Trojan horse infection that can corrupt system files and weaken the security level of the infected computer. The condition of the infected system will be worse and worse. To avoid more troubles, this Trojan must be removed as fast as possible if you detect this nasty thing on your computer.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Trojan:win32/ircbrute? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on July 1, 2014 6:01 am

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