My computer got infected with Trojan.Viknok!inf virus last night. However, the scan did not automatically remove the virus because this virus keeps coming back again and again. Is there any other way I can remove the virus completely? I’m extremely concerned as I know this type of virus is very dangerous. I would appreciate some advices!
Trojan.Viknok!inf is classified as a Trojan that masquerades as a legitimate file or helpful program with the ultimate purpose of granting a hacker unauthorized access to a computer. Now many Trojans rely on drive-by downloads or install via online games or internet-driven applications in order to reach target computers, and this virus also does the same thing. Once it sneaks into target computer, it is able to collect all your information as well as send it to other locations without your knowledge or consent. It runs high risks for the compromised system and even its network environment as it keeps performing a variety of activities which will harm your computer. To be more specific, 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. And it decreases the PC performance notably and makes everything on your computer slow like starting up, shutting down, opening programs or even browsing online.
Usually this Trojan is distributed through several means. It may come from malicious website or any legitimate websites that have been hacked. Also it can be distributed as a file attachment to spam e-mails. The attached programs are typically labelled using legitimate-sounding program or document names, in order to cheat inexperienced users to download and activate this Trojan. If you get it installed, the virus can use HTTP protocol to connect to a remote server. In this case, remote hackers are able to track your internet history and habit in order to capture your sensitive data like bank card info with password or other online info they need. In conclusion, Trojan.Viknok!inf is an evil Trojan horse that needs to be removed as soon as possible.
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.Viknok!inf, 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.Viknok!inf 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.Viknok!inf is a dangerous Trojan infection designed by remote hackers in order to destroy your computer and steal your personal information. When it is downloaded on your computer, it slows down the whole speed of the corrupted PC by adding large amount of worthless files to occupy the system resources. Thus, your PC may crash or react slowly, also some normal applications are hard to be launched as they keep freezing. Now antivirus program may not work to cope with such stubborn virus so it is strong advised users to get rid of manually.
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 21, 2014 2:59 am