I got Trojan:AutoIt/Clodow.B in my computer. It makes my computer running really slow, freezing all the time and even crashing. What do I do? Can I remove it completely? Is there any way to get rid of it permanently? If you don’t know how to deal with Trojan horse removal, this post would teach you an effective manual removal to get rid of virus.
Trojan:AutoIt/Clodow.B is a nasty Trojan horse that can be so dangerous to your computer. It takes many actions to destroy the infected machine step by step. Each step it takes is capable to lessen the security level and aggravate the infection. It is be able to change system settings or modify system settings as it wishes in a secret way to allow some malicious execution to be effective, automatically launching and bring convenience for hiding behind the system. This is a very dangerous Trojan virus infection which is bringing infected computer to a worse situation like file corruption, especially some important system file corruption to destroy the whole operating system; slow network speed that you can barely open a single webpage quickly; taking other malware into the infected system or opening a backdoor to allow malware going freely.
The secret injection starts from malicious e-mail attachments, free online games or media, unknown scamware or malware. Once the computer is infected, this virus will cause a series of bad behavior such as obvious slow system performance, no response in every step of running a application or opening a file, and some strange malware which you don’t remember if it has your permission to be installed or not. Some browser hijacker are bundled with this trojan horse. Browser hijacker is making for website redirection to some irrelevant domains which may contain a malicious server full of viruses. Instant removal is needed to protect your computer.
Trojan:AutoIt/Clodow.B allows cyber-criminals to break into the infected computer without being noticed and it could disable executable programs installed on your computer and cause system crash. Also it will change important settings on your computer to allow remote control from cyber criminals. Other than that, it will modify your registry settings and important key value to make it difficult to be removed. As soon as you use Norton to remove it, you will get an error saying that Remove Failed just like the following picture shows:
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.
Step1. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get run option
(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
Step2. Stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.
(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
Step3. Remove all the malicious files registry entries through Registry Edit.
Trojan:AutoIt/Clodow.B is a malicious Trojan virus which implants itself to the infected computer secretly and makes your computer and other working process slowly during infection. It can install the itself into the computer system without your awareness and consciousness. To make matters worse, the Trojan is used as a tool for hackers to achieve hacking purpose to steal your information. It is recommended to remove it with a complete and fast procedure. Users can follow instruction here to have it manual deleted instantly.
(1). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together then Registry Editor will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of Trojan:AutoIt/Clodow.B
Step 4. Clear all the malicious cookies in browsers.
* Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
* Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete
* Firefox:: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”
Trojan:AutoIt/Clodow.B may need a lot of system storage space. And computer performance depends on spare storage space. thus less system storage space would greatly slow down the system performance, including the slower computer startup and shutdown speed and program running speed. It would also change computer settings to allow the malicious program automatically startup with windows system so that you cannot delete it or stop it in control panel. It can also disable other system programs by modifying the registry. In addition, the virus may help other PC threatens invade your system and make more and more loopholes. If you want to protect your computer, you need to remove it as soon as possible
Published by & last updated on February 14, 2014 4:25 am