Is W64.Viknok.B!inf a nasty new released PC virus? What is this virus and what does it usually make for? Am I suffering any loss especially financial loss? I picked it up while reading some post of my friends online. Is it a dangerous virus? How to get rid of it completely? Any help would be appreciated
W64.Viknok.B!inf is a malicious Trojan to download, install itself secretly on the target computer and make use of sensitive information in your computer to gain money. It is a nasty PC virus that brings great trouble to the infected computer and it is suggested to remove this virus as soon as possible. Sneaking into the target computer in silence without notice, it often disguise as a mail attachment of ad mails, alluring link of hacked website and malicious files that is made to attract people’s attention and to click on the downloading link to allow viruses getting installed on the target computer. Some attractive pop-up ads, sharing files, the installation package of malicious P2P file and unknown installation packages may contain PC virus as well. Free sharing file is also very good place for it to hide behind. These spam resources online make Trojan virus infection easier to achieve its goals of breaking into a target computer and being widely spread.
After infection, when the Trojan virus is already installed on your Windows PC, malicious activity will come into force. It is a dangerous infection to PC system because it makes your computer irresponsive. Because of the virus, you may not be able to access your data or use the computer as fast like before. It will not only destroy the stability of the infected computers, but also the privacy of PC user. It changes default computer settings to allow its action running secretly for violating PC security defense. Then, with the infection upgrades, it breaks your privacy as collecting documents or important bank information like account number and password until it is removed. Since it is very dangerous disaster, if you do not clear the virus, you’ll find out that more than resulting in serious PC damage, but also resulting in financial loss.
W64.Viknok.B!inf 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.
W64.Viknok.B!inf 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 it
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”
Considering that W64.Viknok.B!inf is everywhere on the Internet and we cannot figure out a way to stop every malicious link or junk mail from getting displayed on the website we are visiting or we will visit in the future, the only thing to protect computer more properly s to be careful while viewing website. We need to form good online habit to avoid such infections in the future. Paying more attention on online ads, pop ups, junk mails and unknown website would be helpful since they may easily be hacked in a secret and may be bundle with virus installation packages. And the most important is, if you have such severe infection, you need to get rid of it as soon as possible.
Published by & last updated on April 3, 2014 5:33 am