I have Microsoft Security Essentials installed on my Windows 7 laptop and it keeps showing Virus:DOS/Rovnix.W Virus. I click remove option and restart the computer, but the same virus keeps repeating after every restart and rescan. Is there any way to get rid of it without coming back?
Virus:DOS/Rovnix.W is one of the malignant Trojan horse viruses that can be found by Microsoft Security Essentials. This Trojan is distributed among the Microsoft Windows computer users due to popularity of this operating system. It gets installed via many ways. The most common way for it to get access your computer is from malicious contents that you download on the Internet. It is important to know that downloading as well as using copyrighted music, movies, software and other pirated contents from Internet connection can lead a bundled of other additional threats to harm your Windows PC badly. This tricky Trojan is able to come along with those downloaded files or programs without your permission. Also you may download this Trojan from unknown email by mistake. Therefore, you must be careful while opening any kind of Spam e-mails attachments and never click any pop-up from unknown resource, otherwise, you will get an immense problem on your computer.
Once Virus:DOS/Rovnix.W Virus is running, you will find it impossible to get your antivirus program functioned properly. Every time when you try to take action to eliminate it, it either says the virus cannot be found or there is an error preventing you to do that. It won’t allow you to quarantine or remove but just show annoying symptoms to interrupt your working. You may see lots of pop-up advertisement windows uninterruptedly shown on the computer screen and CUP usage can reach to 99% with few programs running backstage, therefore your computer is hardly to be used anymore. Even worse, Virus:DOS/Rovnix.W Virus can be used to install spyware that steal private information, rogue security programs that display false alerts, browser hijackers that redirect your online searches and even backdoor Trojans that let criminals control your PC. It puts both your privacy and computer security in a high risk. We kindly suggest users to remove this virus manually in case it keeps coming back and bother you.
It can bypass the legit security tools and destroy your computer secretly.
It prevents you from opening some application because the files are corrupted.
It can make your browser redirected to all kinds of malicious websites.
It is able to allow remote hacker access the compromised system for illicit purpose.
From malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites.
Through spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks.
When clicking suspicious pop-ups or malicious links.
Open unknown email or download media files that contain the activation code of the virus.
Note: No matter how does the virus access your PC, users should know that there are no tools can remove this pesky Trojan automatically at this moment, it is suggested users not spend much time in downloading or paying any security software which claims can delete this stubborn virus. It is totally useless. To completely get rid of Virus:DOS/Rovnix.W virus, professional manual guide is needed.
Currently many computer users had the same experience that this virus couldn’t be removed by any anti-virus applications. So the manual approach is always required to combat this virus. And here is the step-by-step removal guide for all computer users.
1. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Virus:DOS/Rovnix.W is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
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 Windows key + R to open Run box. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
Then a Registry Editor window will pop up as the following picture shows:
b. Search malicious files and registry entries related to Virus:DOS/Rovnix.W Virus and then remove all of them:
Virus:DOS/Rovnix.W Virus is categorized as a Trojan infection that enables attackers to gain remote unauthorized access and control over the affected computer system. Once it enters your computer it starts to dig its way into the system, infecting other files and messing up your registry. Your computer will begin to show a series of symptoms indicating an infection for example some programs become unstable or even crash and numerous pop-up ads shown on your screen without your permission. More than that, you will find browser is getting redirected. You may land on other websites that you didn’t go to and your computer’s performance may start to decrease dramatically. To sum up, it is a must to get rid of Virus:DOS/Rovnix.W virus if you don’t want those bad consequences happened on your computer.
Note: If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on January 22, 2014 9:56 am