My computer has been infected with Trojan.Patched.Sirefef.C virus recently. I have a bit of computer knowledge so I tried to delete this virus myself. But after a few times of attempting, I found it always come back after computer reboot. How can I remove this virus successfully?
Trojan.Patched.Sirefef.C is categorized as a Trojan serial infection which is created by hackers to conduct cyber crimes. Trojan.Patched.Sirefef.B is another serial infection that you may be familiar with. To be more precise, hackers can collect as much money as possible from innocent computer users via this Trojan infection.
If there isn’t a fast and complete removal of this Trojan virus, you will be suffering from a lot more damages including hacked by more viruses and ransomware and computer functions being disabled. It is believed that this Trojan.Patched.Sirefef.C virus can create system vulnerabilities through backdoor activities. Sooner or later, your computer will be vulnerable and antivirus software will no longer be able to protect you from other problems. To pick up this infection online, you may have accidentally clicked on some hacked links or sites where this kind of Trojans hidden beneath. So it’s always a good manner to be careful when your computer is accessing the Internet. But since the infection is done, you will need to manually delete it from your computer to stop the pains.
We can always come up with different ideas or opinions on the same issue, so manual removal of Trojan.Patched.Sirefef.C virus may not be the only way but IS the best way on this problem. Why is that? Trojan virus cannot be created by people who haven’t specialized in computer. Hence, hackers can enable this virus to sneak into your computer by escaping from antivirus software. So there isn’t a perfect program to deal with it completely. You may think of reinstall Windows or formatting. Even if you have done that, you may not get full rid of it since infected files can be scattered anywhere inside your computer. Besides, formatting too often is not good in maintaining PC duration.
In case that any mistake might occur and cause unpredictable damages, please spend some time on making 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;
5. Find out and delete all these associating files as below:
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\[random]
6. Find out and remove all these associating registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\”Shell” = “[random].exe”
7. Restart the computer to normal mode when the above steps are done.
To sum up: From the above reading, you can imagine that Trojan.Patched.Sirefef.C infection can be turning into a dangerous virus in your computer if you haven’t managed to get rid of it in time. The most dangerous risk is that you can be suffering from personal property loss before you even know it. There can be a fake website for you to sign up and give away your bank information; you may be redirected to unwanted sites where allow auto download of malicious programs; fake antivirus programs may pop up your screen asking money from you to purchase their registered versions; you may even be blocked by a fake alert stating that you have acted illegally recently and requesting highers fines from you to avoid legal issues. Therefore, it is suggested that this virus should be deleted as soon as possible before it brings more damages to your computer. If you still cannot get rid of this nasty Trojan infection successfully by the above instructions, which may be too complicated to follow, you are welcome to contact YooCare 24/7 Online Expert anytime you are available. YooCare will help you with any kind of PC problems.
Published by Vinson J.Porche, last updated on July 30, 2012 4:34 am | How to Guides