Is your computer infected with BACKDOOR.FINFISH virus? If the answer is “Yes”, it’s an emergency to find a solution. If it’s not delete in time, more damages may happen to your system. This post will give you some clues about how you get it, how dangerous it may be and how to get rid of it.
As one of the Trojans virus family member, BACKDOOR.FINFISH is much more risky and devastating than most of the Trojans. Since it’s released, thousands of computers have been infected especially windows 7, XP and vista. This is a nasty Trojan may open backdoor to the attackers and give remote control permission to them. Based on these, they can insert evil codes into your PC and generate more malicious virus. Via the virus help, the attacker can easily invade your system and gather sensitive data, including facebook or email user name and password.
Once BACKDOOR.FINFISH is executed on the PC, it will generate large amount of files without notice. This will highly consume your system resources. Next it will modify your windows registry so that it can hide under different extension names. Even though you run the legitimate anti-virus, it cannot be detected. Moreover, it will restart your computer automatically now and then to escape being detected especially when you start running a scan. The threat successfully spread via the Internet, the malicious script from corrupted porn and shared free websites, spam email attachments, media downloads and so on. No matter how you got this pest, the most important thing is to clean it out permanently and safely.
To protect your computer from being ruined by this nasty Trojan, you can do it on your own by the following manual removal instructions, or start live chat with YooCare experts now. Because the manual removal processing is recommended for computer technicians only. If you have little knowledge about computer, it’s very likely to make some critical mistakes causing system to crash down.
1)Record personal information and keystrokes also.
2)Act as browser hijackers redirecting all your browsers.
3)Bring in more malware and generate malicious files.
4)Disable most of the programs from running especially the anti-virus programs.
5)Highly consumes the system resources.
6)Restart your computer automatically and system runs more slowly than before.
According to our research and yearly experience, none of the anti-virus can handle this malware. You need to manually remove it so that it won’t comeback. And this is the most effective method to avoid data losing. In case of any unpredictable damages, please spend some time to make a backup beforehand. Then follow these steps given as below:
1. Restart the infected computer and keep pressing F8 key to log in with Safe Mode with Networking;
2. Open Control Panel from Start menu and go to Folder Options;
3. Under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended);
4. Press Windows+R keys to open the Run window and type in regedit to open Registry Editor;
5. Find out and delete all these associating files as below:
%UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsBackdoor.FinfishUninstall Backdoor.Finfish.lnk
6. Find out and remove all these associating registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\”Shell” = “[Backdoor.Finfish].exe”
7. Restart the computer to normal mode when the above steps are done.
Conclusion: BACKDOOR.FINFISH virus can be spread widely through Internet. If luckily enough your computer can avoid being infected. However, since there are various methods to transmit, everyone has the same chance to pick it up. As mentioned above, once you get this infection, you must take immediate actions to remove it completely. If it’s not completely removed, it can repair itself and generate more malware. As manual removal referred to system files, you’d better leave it to experts if you have no idea how to deal with it. Any kind of small mistakes during the operating could lead to unpredictable damages to your computer. If you are not sure how to deal with it or if you failed to remove it with the method above, please consult YooSecurity certified professionals to remove it completely.
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Published by Deb Mirren on July 30, 2012 | Trojan Horse Removal Guide