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Nov 13, 2012

Remove Welcome to nginx/404 not found Malware Permanently (Manual Removal Guide)

Does ‘Welcome to nginx/404 not found’ message always come up when you try to search something? Is it a virus or not? Read more from this post. The step-by-step guide can help you safely and quickly fix this issue.

Welcome to nginx/404 not found Description:

Welcome to nginx/404 not found virus is a malicious malware that annoys user while browsing the internet. It may get into the system by clicking malicious code or distribute unsafe advertising pop-ups, visiting pornographic website or downloading attachment from spam emails and then attacks browsers such as Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. After installed, it takes over your browser, change web browser’s default home page to a particular web site without your permission. What’s worse, when you surf the internet and go to the most popular website such as yahoo, gmail, amazon, etc, nothing will you get from these pages. It just keeps appearing the same page that displays “404 not found” with the letters ” ngnix” underneath it, or the simple line “Welcome to Nginx!” This malware can conceal in the root of your machine to avoid the detection of your antivirus programs. It is suggested users don’t spend time trying to change browser to stop these attacks or reset your browser. It is totally useless because such malicious virus always corrupts the local DNS (or Domain Name System) entries to accomplish the hijacker. It is well embedded in your operating system even if you uninstall and reinstall all of your web browsers. To completely get rid of this virus, please follow the manual guide below now.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills like editing Windows Registry and other related operations. If you’re not computer literacy or need instant solutions to resolve this Welcome to nginx/404 not found virus, please live chat with YooCare experts now.

Welcome to nginx/404 not found malware should be removed as quickly as you can. Its evil actions include:

Homepage is changed without any permission.
Desktop background is gone somehow.
Browser setting is modified.
Browsers like IE and Firefox work slowly.
Registry files are corrupted.

Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

1. Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly.

2. Show hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.

Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.

b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
%TempDir%\[random].exe
%TempDir%\[random]
[random].exe in hard drive

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\[random]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\Run\[random]
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ Autorun.PB
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce\*random letters

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

If you failed to remove this malware with the instructions above or need any assistant, you are welcome to contact YooCare experts to resolve all the problems completely.

Published by & last updated on November 13, 2012 5:51 pm

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