The antivirus program in your computer keeps popping up a warning notification claiming that there is a dangerous Trojan called Trojan.Win32.KillFiles in your computer? What is Trojan.Win32.KillFiles? How can it get into your computer and how dangerous is it? Can you still use your computer safely with this Trojan in? Learn more from this post.
Trojan.Win32.KillFiles is a destructive Trojan virus designed by cyber criminals which is able to corrupt computers with windows operating system seriously and put some other virus in the infected computer. Usually, computer will easily get infected with it if you accidently visit malicious websites or click on unknown links, open spam email attachments and download some so-called free software from unsafe resources.
Once Trojan.Win32.KillFiles finishes its installation completely in your computer, it executes a series of malicious actions immediately. Important system files and Windows Registry settings will be modified by it to pretend itself to be a part of the system and avoid being removed by antivirus programs. Furthermore, this Trojan virus consumes resources of the computer system considerably, which makes your computer run very slow like a snail and even messes up your system. What is worse, it is active in the background to facilitate cyber criminals to invade your computer. Your online traces and personal information may be recorded and you have no awareness of that. Therefore, you shall keep alert if you see the warning from your antivirus about the Trojan and remove it as quickly as possible.
Trojan.Win32.KillFiles is hiding deep in the computer. Though some antivirus programs may block it temporarily, it can mutate fast to regenerate. If you want to remove it completely, manual removal is the best choice. Please notice that manual removal is a cumbersome procedure and any wrong operation will lead to mistakes damaging your system seriously.
1. Show hidden files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
2. Delete virus files
(1). Delete the related registry entries to this Trojan virus through Registry Edit
Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries listed below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this Trojan virus.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
In a word, Trojan.Win32.KillFiles is a high-risk Trojan virus which is able to get into your computer without letting you know and is hard to be removed by antivirus programs. It enables cyber criminals who create it to access the infected computer collecting your confidential information. It is a serious threat and shall be removed as soon as possible to avoid further damages and losses.
Published by & last updated on March 9, 2013 10:59 am