AVG picks up a virus called Trojan-SkyHook on my computer and it keeps popping up every 5 min. And I notice that my browser keeps redirecting me to other websites. Every time I tried to remove the virus, it returned an error stating it was unable to complete the operation. It really drives me nuts!!!! I’m not a computer buff at all, any help will be appreciated.
Trojan-SkyHook is a highly dangerous Trojan that instantly embeds harmful code to target file on the computer. This virus can proliferate through malicious websites, spam email messages, unsafe downloads. Once it is downloaded, it drops several junk files on local drive particularly under System folder of Windows. Thus, it makes the removal rather difficult. This threat can download more malware and execute them on the infected PC so as to put your computer in a high-risk situation.
In general, this Trojan has been circulated and encountered users’ computers aggressively in the purpose of damaging targeted computers and performing malicious actions without victims’ awareness. Once encountered, PC users find it difficult to reach their web search results as the Trojan may redirect your favorite websites to other harmful content. Also, it may change your web browsing settings and homepage randomly. To avoid further damages, you need to remove the Trojan horse from your computer completely at a quick time.
#The Trojan allows cyber criminals to visit your computer remotely without your consent.
#The Trojan is related to system crash and files fragmentation, and it can disable your executable programs.
#The Trojan redirects your specified websites to other harmful websites and changes your computer settings at random.
#It brings other types of threats to your computer such as malware, adware parasites and spyware.
#It records your browser history and computer data to violate your privacy and compromise security.
Malicious as the Trojan horse is, it takes your computer at great risk by damaging your system, files and programs. Also, this malicious Trojan corrupts your computer along with other types of threats like malware and spyware. Moreover, you will come across many unexpected troubles when surf the web, for example, the Trojan can redirect your web search results to hazardous contents. Even the best anti-virus software is also disabled and difficult to take effective to delete any type of viruses entirely. If you haven’t sufficient skills of handling with system files, please don’t delete anything that you are not sure. In this situation, manual removal is appreciated. Also, PC professionals online will help you delete the Trojan completely at a quick time.
Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.
1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and stop Trojan-SkyHook processes in the Windows Task Manager.
2. Go to Folder Options from Control Panel. Under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended), and then click OK. Remember to back up beforehand.
3. Press Windows+ R keys and search for regedit in Run. Delete associated files and registry entries related to Trojan-SkyHook virus from your PC completely as follows:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “ ”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ’1′
4. Reboot the computer normally to take effective, when the above steps are done.
In conclusion: As the above mentioned, Trojan-SkyHook virus can is a great danger for users’ computers as this Trojan can greatly affect their computer performances in many aspects. Usually, it gets into victims’ computers once they again access to malicious websites, spam emails or download dangerous programs without any notice. After infected, the computer will get very poor system performance and corrupted files. Also, you may experience computer freezing and even system crash. Even advanced anti-virus software is still blocked by the malicious Trojan horse. Do not hesitate, if you just let this virus in your PC, it may cause great damage, you need to remove Trojan-SkyHook virus as soon as possible.
If you have no idea how to do with that, please to contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on April 10, 2013 9:23 pm