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Apr 28, 2013

How to Remove Win32/OpenCandy Virus

I need help!! MSE can’t remove Win32/OpenCandy on Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit. Unfortunately everytime I try to remove it, MSE starts the removal process but never completes it. It just freezes. I am not a computer wiz. How do I get rid of Win32/OpenCandy Virus?

Win32/OpenCandy Virus Description:

Win32/OpenCandy is a notorious Trojan which is responsible for collecting sensitive information, such as credit card passwords, log in details, user credentials and other. It’s really hard to notice the presence of this virus because it uses security vulnerabilities to get on the PC undetected and then starts hiding in the background. As soon as it gets installed, it may steal your personal information, infect computer with more viruses, cause browser redirections and disable legitimate programs from normal activity.

It can destroy your computer by dragging down your PC’s performance and damaging your registry. After it changes registry settings and it starts causing unwanted activity on victim’s computer. The main purpose of this virus is to steal confidential information and send it to its creators. This may result in the loss of your log-in, passwords or bank details. Other annoyances that may come with Win32/OpenCandy are certain changes in your internet setting like your home page being changed and additions to your favorites list you didn’t make. It pops up constant ads that you have no way to stop it. Therefore, Win32/OpenCandy virus must be removed immediately without any hesitation.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure how to delete this nasty Trojan, please live chat with YooCare experts now.

Win32/OpenCandy can wreak chaos on your computer by performing the following actions:

1. This virus slows down your computer speed which make you in a trouble while opening program and surfing Internet. It takes forever to open a program or website.
2. Antivirus you have installed keeps popping up messages while you are surfing on the internet showing you computer is at risk but you can’t get rid of it all.
3. This virus will shut down your other anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. This virus will also infect and corrupt your registry, leaving your computer totally unsafe.
4. This virus will disable the proper running of many different programs or even disable some functions of your computer. 5. System restore can’t help to remove this Adware completely.

Win32/OpenCandy Manual Removal Guides:

1. 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.

2. 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:
%UserProfile%\Application Data\random.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM].exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[RANDOM]

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Win32/OpenCandy Virus is a horrible Trojan dropper detected by MSE and it will distribute infectious files onto the corrupted PC without your consent and awareness. When it is downloaded, it disables all legitimate anti-malware programs and opens the backdoor for its creators so that they could get the remote control of the compromised PC. In addition, it can notably slow down PC performance and distribute pop-up ads on the compromised machine. And this virus takes up high resources and strikingly slows down your computer speed and even causes your computer stuck frequently. In a word, it is suggested users to get rid of Win32/OpenCandy once upon detection.

If you have no idea how to start the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by & last updated on April 28, 2013 2:44 am

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