Can’t get rid of Trojan.ADH.SMH from your computer? Does Norton keep alerting you about this virus but cannot eliminate it completely? No matter what you have tried on your computer, the virus still sticks on your computer and doesn’t go away? How does it come to your computer in the first place? Follow the manual guide here to find an effective way to get rid of this Trojan for good now.
Nowadays, thousands of Trojan infections have been created by cyber hackers in order to attack vulnerable computers running with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Trojan.ADH.SMH is one of the highly dangerous Trojan horse viruses detected by Norton antivirus. With the same goal like other Trojan viruses, this one is also created for executing harmful activities on a compromised PC and stealing personal information from the users. It can open a backdoor secretly as soon as it is installed which may allow an attacker to steal sensitive information including user name and passwords that are stored on the PC. Therefore, this virus seriously endangers the privacy of computer users and should be removed as soon as possible.
Once Trojan.ADH.SMH is installed, it will instantly alter system settings and registry entries so as to conceal its existence and avoid security detection. Even though Norton has alerted you a thousand times saying computer is infected, but it cannot help to eliminate this threat. While the virus is running in the background, it may modify search results in any major search engine and unwillingly redirect PC users to other commercial websites that may be designed for commercial intentions to probably make a profit from increased website traffic and ad clicks. In addition, this Trojan can cause blue screen of death or system errors whenever you try to launch a program so that you may end up losing your data. A Trojan occupies a big part of system resources and storage room, so that your infected PC will run as slow as a snail. It always takes forever to load up a page or open a program. Therefore, to better protect your PC and make sure your personal information is safe, you’d better remove this virus immediately once upon detection.
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 Trojan.ADH.SMH, 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 Trojan.ADH.SMH virus 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 and then remove all of them:
Trojan.ADH.SMH is a dangerous Trojan infection which can damage machines with Windows operating systems. Its role is to fetch other malware and open an entry point so that remote attacker can access the computer. This virus runs high risk for the compromised system and the network environment. It may propagate through spam email attachments, infected websites, unprotected downloads and many other ways. In most cases, it can be used to install spyware to steal private information or download rogue security programs which keep displaying false alerts to lure you into purchasing something useless. It is considered as an evil Trojan that needs to be removed from your machine immediately once upon detection.
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 April 16, 2014 4:09 am