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Feb 19, 2014

How to Remove Win32/AutoKMS Virus

Infected by Win32/AutoKMS? I got this notorious Trojan horse when I was downloading a freeware to optimize the computer performance as suggested. I was freaked out with the Trojan horse and failed to delete it. Why did my advanced antivirus fail to block the Trojan virus? How to get rid of the nasty Trojan horse completely? If you have no idea, please read this post and remove the malicious Trojan horse from the computer effectively.

Definition of Win32/AutoKMS Virus:

Win32/AutoKMS is a harmful Trojan horse, released by cyber criminals to attack computer users from worldwide. The Trojan horse is very tricky, and it installs in the computer automatically. The Trojan infection is distributed through network and it comes from hazardous websites, spam emails and free downloads. Users who suffer from this Trojan infection will notice that the affected computer just goes bad to worst. To more specific, the Trojan virus invades the contaminated system to trigger slow system performance and make it vulnerable. Once the computer is slowed down, it is easy to get stuck and frozen up at startup, shutdown and program running processes. Such a Trojan horse mainly targets computers with Windows operating systems like Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 etc. It is capable to create new affected files and entries on the computer and make changes to computer files as designed. It also comes bundled with other types of computer threats such as adware, worms, malware and rootkits and so on. Thus, the Win32/AutoKMS Trojan infection is a great threat to computers and it must be removed from the computer promptly.

Generally speaking, cyber hackers take use of this Win32/AutoKMS virus to distribute more threats to the target computer. They enable the Trojan infection to record system data and online history, so as to gather vital information and perform illegal activities. Nasty as the Trojan horse is, it interrupts users’ web browsing activities greatly. For instance, the Trojan virus may redirect users’ Internet search results to other malicious web pages which pop up numerous ads. Besides, the Trojan virus changes the desktop image, homepage and other default computer settings, making users uncomfortable with these random changes. It may take advantages of the computer vulnerabilities to install some unwanted extensions, plug-ins and ads-on in the computer. There is no circumstance for users to leave the Trojan infection in the computer. Instead, PC users should get rid of the pesky Win32/AutoKMS Trojan infection completely soon.

PC users who own advanced anti-virus software complain that their computers are still affected by this horrible Trojan infection. In fact, the Trojan virus changes itself daily, and it is possible to affect the computer deeply and miserably. However, it takes time for antivirus to figure out a suitable version to clean out this Trojan horse. Moreover, the Trojan virus can cause the malfunction of normal programs, especially the antivirus. Once the antivirus gets disabled, it will lose its function and become unable to deal with any computer infection properly. In this situation, the Win32/AutoKMS virus must be removed from the computer manually and immediately.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Instructions on Removing Win32/AutoKMS Virus Completely:

Manual removal is a complicated and risky process which requires sufficient PC skills. If you are afraid to make any changes to your system, please back up your vital data before going ahead to delete any of this Trojan infection related system files and registry entries. Also, be cautious when moving forward to deal with the Win32/AutoKMS Trojan horse manually.

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and stop Win32/AutoKMS virus 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.

3. a. Press Windows+ R keys to pull up the Run box.
Run

b. Search for regedit in Run. (Type regedit in the Open filed of Run, and click Ok)
Registry Editor

*Note: Remember to back up beforehand.
Delete associated files and registry entries related to Win32/AutoKMS virus from your PC completely as follows:

%AllUsersProfile%
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random letters}\
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~r
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~dll
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ‘1’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ‘0’

4. Reboot the computer normally to take effective, when the above steps are done.

This Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Conclusion:

The Win32/AutoKMS virus does great harm to worldwide computers. It is a malicious computer infection which PC users should have it deleted immediately. The Trojan infection takes chance to install in the computer and it comes bundled with additional computer threats. It becomes the main cause of the slow computer performance and poor program functions. So the affected computer is easy to result in constant freezes and other serious damages. Furthermore, the Trojan infection may cause redirection of the Internet browser, for instance it redirects your favorite websites to other unwanted content out of control. Great troubles brought by this Trojan infection, make PC users freaked out. Even the most advanced antivirus still fails to delete the Trojan infection, so users have to try manual removal way instead. If you have no idea of this Trojan removal, please contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online who will offer you the most effective tech support to remove the risky virus successfully.

Friendly Reminder: If you have tried to remove the Trojan attack in vain, please contact YooCare: PC professionals 24/7 online will offer you the most effective tech support to delete Win32/AutoKMS virus completely.

Published by & last updated on February 19, 2014 12:16 pm

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