Now more and more people complained that their computers have been infected with a dangerous virus called W64.Viknok.B!inf recently. Are you one of the victims who is searching for the solution to get rid of it? Where does the Trojan virus come from? How to delete it from the computer permanently? The following post will provide a manual instruction to get rid of this stubborn for good.

W64.Viknok.B!inf Virus Infection Detection

W64.Viknok.B!inf is known as a dangerous Trojan virus that can be used to attack computers running with Windows operating systems. It works as similar as other Trojan horse viruses by installing itself bundled with some nasty programs and working on a compromised system to make chaos. Trojans are dangerous for both the computer system and user’s privacy. Sometimes, it helps hackers to access personal information stored locally on home or business computers, then it can send these data to a third party via the Internet. In that case, your personal information like credit card numbers, log in details or other information could be exposed to cyber criminals for illegal purposed. Alternatively, Trojans may serve merely as a “backdoor” application, opening network ports to allow other network applications or malware access to that computer. Therefore, your computer may be attacked by more and more threats and problems on the computer will never stop.

This Trojan can take up a lot of memories and system resources to make sure it can function on your computer well, consequently users will come across system stuck and constant freezes frequently when surfing the net, playing games and launching large programs. It even corrupts your browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and others, constantly redirecting you to unwanted websites. Additional troubles caused by this Trojan are listed below:

System defaults can be automatically adjusted to provide convenience for other threats.
Numerous security popups can be seen on the computer constantly.
Unknown downloads can be automatically started without consent.
System becomes rather sluggish.
BSOD can be expected.
Computer automatically shuts down every once in a while.

As mentioned above, W64.Viknok.B!inf is a highly dangerous virus and it just aims to access your computer without your knowledge, grabbing your credit card information and other personal details and even install more infections to damage your computer. To protect your computer and your privacy, you should remove it from your computer as soon as it is detected.

Note: Manual Removal requires expertise and it is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with Trojan virus.
Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.

Symptoms of Similar Trojan Infection :

– This virus can escape from most antivirus protection and get itself installed on computers especially with Windows operating systems.
– It can cause constant stuck or even blue screens on the infected computers.
– Computer users will experience constant security pop ups on the computers which may not truly represent the status of the PCs.
– Certain malware or spyware may be prompted by these fake security pop ups which will end up scamming money.
– Sensitive data like privacy can also be stolen and taken advantages by cyber criminals.

Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions

Up till now, there is not a perfect antivirus that can detect this pesky Trojan virus or delete it completely. W64.Viknok.B!inf has been updated by remote and backstage cyber criminals and is able to escape from the scan of any anti-virus programs thus it is hard to be removed or even found. The most effective way is to remove it manually. The following instructions need quite level of computer expertise. If you don’t know how to that correctly, please contact with YooSecurity online support now!

Step A: Check on your start menu if there are any programs that you are not familiar with. The strange ones will often related to the virus process as it can start automatically with the windows. You can press on Windows key or just click on the start menu to view it. Please notice that you need to click on All Programs to have an overall check on it.

start button
Step B: To remove the Trojan the first thing we need to do is to end its process thus we will not get the error message when we delete its files. To do that, open Windows Task Manager to end process related to this Trojan infection. You can press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find.

windows task manager

Step C: Always any virus files will be hidden files. So we need to show hidden files before we are going to delete them. Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options (As an easy way you can open a folder and hold Alt key and tap on T, O key one by one and folder option window will pops up). Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click Apply and then hit OK.

folder options

After we can see hidden folders and files we can go to system files and delete the infected files. The path of the virus often can be found from the antivirus which detects it.

program data

Step D: After we delete the virus files from system data we get to remove the registry of the virus from registry editor to prevent it from coming back. You can get Registry Editor by pressing Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.

Run box

The following is how Windows Registry Editor looks like.

Registry Editor

Step E: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with this Trojan virus from Registry Editor. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.

Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry Safely:

To Summarize Shortly:

W64.Viknok.B!inf is a deadly Trojan that is often used to gain backdoor access – that is to say remote, surreptitious access, to a user’s system. Trojans do not replicate as viruses do, nor make copies of themselves as worms do. But it still poses a huge risk for computer security. When it is installed a compromised computer, it can perform a series of malicious attacks to damage the computer system such as corrupting system registry files, disabling security programs and turning off Windows firewall. Also when you work on your computer like running a program or opening your browser to get online, computer will freeze and you may keep getting errors saying “Not Responding” or “Windows Explorer is stop working”. Now this Trojan can not be removed automatically by using traditional auto removal way because most antivirus programs have no ability to catch it. Instead, it should be removed manually by deleting the infected files and registry one by one.

Note: Have tried many methods but failed to get rid of this Trojan virus? If you have no clue, please contact YooSecurity Online Experts in time to save your computer.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on April 3, 2014 8:11 am

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