How to get rid of Infostealer.Dande? I ran a full scan yesterday and my norton catched this virus. It showed me the position but I cannot find it by going directly to that folder. I am not a computer savvy, how can I remove it in manual way? Any help would be appreciated!
To be classified as a nasty Trojan horse virus, Infostealer.Dande is a notorious backdoor virus that can break through security defense and make a loophole in the target computer to bring in more viruses. Its main function is to open a back door on the target machine to allow hackers to steal personal information and sensitive data on the victim system. If it was able to open a loophole in the infected system successfully, it will connect the infected computer to some malicious server secretly which allows unknown hack attacks and allows malware, spamware and adware installation to be done in silence. If you let this happen, it is like opening a door of your house inviting thieves getting into your house.
A person who used to have experience with a viral infection especially of which is Trojan virus infection would know more about what negative affect a Trojan virus mainly brings to the victim computer. Computer running performance is very slow. they can only remember the symptoms. Only to run a full scan, can he or she find out that Trojan virus infection in their poor machine is the one to be blame. The computer cannot avoid harm via antivirus. At present, viruses update from day to day, antivirus cannot update their data base up to the date one new virus was founded. They have to wait for a few days to response. This gives time for virus to break through safe defense on your computer. It will replace the security settings to a very low level and then it can put the other viruses into the infected system. You cannot run almost every file in the infected computer and the only way to bring it back is to remove this virus as soon as possible.
Infostealer.Dande 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.
This 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 Infostealer.Dande
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”
Infostealer.Dande is a kind of harmful Trojan virus that would gradually decrease computer performance and would make the infected computer unresponsive or stuck at process. Its geographical distribution is very high; with the ability to damage 0-49 file a time. The virus secretly gets installed in your system when you download free sharing files from malicious links, access e-mail attachment on the infected system. Because of the threat of trojan horse, Internet speed is very slow, the computer often crashes. The victim machine will shut down on its own, then restart automatically. Some private information will be collected and distracted by hackers, for instance, credit card numbers, bank account information, details of the social account and sensitive password. You should get rid of this trojan horse as soon as possible.
Published by & last updated on April 27, 2014 5:42 am