Hey, my computer was hacked! My antivirus program detects a dangerous files Trojan:Win32/Peaac and give me a warning report, and I also try to delete it by antivirus, but every time when I boot up the computer, antivirus still reports the warning. It is a very nasty and stubborn. How can I completely get rid of it? Can you give some advices?
Trojan:Win32/Peaac Virus Description:
Trojan:Win32/Peaac is classified as a nasty and stubborn Trojan horse. Once it settles down your computer, it will quickly and automatically modify key system files and start-up files to activate and update itself when you boot up you computers. And it can change and updates its routine and files to invade your system so that it is hard for your antivirus program to remove it. That is why you always receive warning report from antivirus but cannot remove it completely. Therefore, it can deeply root in your computer and control your machine. It can carry out evil activities which cause system errors and threat your information security. And several programs do not work properly. Trojan:Win32/Peaac is able to damage system by corrupting and infecting the key files of the operating system which will cause computer runs abnormally. You will find that your machine will take a long time to turn on or shut down after being attacked by this virus, some of them may even get the blue or black screen of death frequently which can further damage the computer hardware as well. It will take a long time to load websites and launch processes or programs. Besides, it is capable of using your system vulnerability to automatically download and install various kinds of risky viruses and malware into your machine to disorder and smash your system security aggressively. Besides, Trojan:Win32/Peaac may also redirect you to malicious websites and unwanted pop-up ads to trick you to click to bring more infections. It is wise for you to eliminate it as soon as quickly before it do further damage to your machine.
Trojan:Win32/Peaac is so dangerous and infectious that antivirus cannot completely delete it. Therefore, in order to prevent this Trojan horse from entering your computer, you should pay attention to your online behavior, because it invades computer mainly via malicious hacked websites, freeware and spam fake attachment emails. It is often bundled into free software or embedded in those malicious websites, because hackers can upload this Trojan horse to those websites servers and hack and control those websites. If you visit those websites, the Trojan:Win32/Peaac may automatically load and install into your computer. Besides, spam email may also contain infected attachments or links to malicious websites. In a word, you should pay more attention to your downloading free software or application, especially to the installation procedure, and your online activities and don’t open an spam email randomly. Therefore, in order to prevent Trojan:Win32/Peaac virus from accessing your computer, you should be cautious of your online activities.
Some Traits about Trojan:Win32/Peaac Virus
-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.
-Can redirect you to pages you don’t want all the time no matter what you are doing.
-Take a long time to turn on or shut down your computer
-Your sensitive information can be stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this Trojan.
-May pretend as an anti-virus program and cheat you that computer is in dangerous, and ask you to pay to remove the threats.
Removal Guide for PCs with Windows OS
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.
>>>>>> Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys simultaneously to get the Task Manager to stop the active processes of Trojan:Win32/Peaac virus. To do this, you will need to click the “Processes” tag at the top then find out suspicious processes and right click on them and select “End Process”.
>>>>>> Click “Start” menu at the lower left corner and type “regedit” in the search programs and files box and press Enter key. Then you will open the “Registry Editor”.
>>>>>> You will need to find out the suspicious registry files in the Registry Editor, They are usually located in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE. You need to distinguish them from their “Name” and “Data” at the right column. All of them will be randomly distributed. If you are not good at this, ask for an expert for help.
>>>>>> After you find out the suspicious registry files, you need to find out where the .exe files of the virus locate. Usually, they will be in the operating system drive. To open it, you will need to click Start menu > Computer & My computer. Generally speaking, the Operating System drive is Local Disk (C:).
>>>>>> Basically speaking, all the related files of Trojan:Win32/Peaac virus will be located in Windows > System32. Find out all the files of the Trojan virus and delete them. Make sure that all the files you deleted are viruses, but not the files of the operating system. Any mistakes will cause data loss even system crash.
Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:
Once your computer is infected by Trojan:Win32/Peaac virus, it will performs various attacks to corrupt your system files and weaken the security shelter of the infected computer. It will modify all your key registry settings as well as disable your firewall because of its root-kit. And the CPU usage percentage will be high as 100% , which will be able to cause constant system freeze. Moreover, this Trojan is designed to steal users’ personal information so it is very easy to steal your privacy information like credit card, bank account details, log-in passwords or other financial information could be leaked out. Victims of this virus will be suffering from financial loss. This Trojan must be removed as fast as possible to avoid further damages if you detect this nasty thing on your computer.
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Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on May 27, 2015 5:43 am