My computer is infected by Win32/Sirefef.GC, anti-virus program detects this virus infection when I open a .exe files from USB stick, however, it suggests me remove this Trojan horse manually and I have no idea how to do that. I’m very new to the computers. How can I remove this virus completely from my computer? Do I have to try another anti-virus program since I don’t know how to get rid of this virus process manually. Any help will be appreciated.
Win32/Sirefef.GC Trojan Virus Infection Detection
Win32/Sirefef.GC virus is a dangerous Trojan horse that can cause terrible virus infection once it has been installed to the infected computer, it is created by the cyber criminals to collect information and other personal data by passing through the security tools. Usually PC users will get this nasty Win32/Sirefef.GC virus when they download and run the unknown programs or executable processes, the infected PC will be wired after being infected completely. Blue screen of death and program crash will happen frequently which makes PC users annoyed. Thus, this Trojan horse needs to be removed completely to keep the infected PC safe.
In general, the infected PC Will suffer a slow performance after being attacked by Win32/Sirefef.GC virus, which means PC users will have to spend long time on opening program or surfing on the Internet. Security tools like anti-virus program or firewall may be disabled without PC user’s permission, and that is the reason other virus infection like browser hijack redirect, rogue program or malware can attack the same computer as well. Win32/Sirefef.GC is hard to be removed by most of the advanced anti-virus program because it is able to change its name and hide its position, and that is the reason it is suggested that PC users should get rid of this nasty Trojan horse manually to clean this threat.
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. Win32/Sirefef.GC 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The following is how Windows Registry Editor looks like.
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:
As the above mentioned, Win32/Sirefef.GC virus can is a great threat to PC users’ computers since it has the ability to damage the computer by messing up system files and other key items. Backdoor process of Win32/Sirefef.GC will run automatically once PC users turn on the infected PC, cyber criminals will be able to invade the infected PC to check the data and steal information. Anyway, the computer is in an extremely dangerous situation if this virus process can not be removed completely, PC users should get rid of it as soon as possible to keep the infected PC safe and avoid further damage.
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 Michael Myn & last updated on June 9, 2014 8:05 am