Apr 29, 2014

W32.runner.amo Removal Guide

Kaspersky keeps picking up W32.runner.amo but it doesn’t seem to remove this Trojan completely. It just reappears after every time I remove it from the computer. Now I find my computer works extremely slow and it gets frozen all the time. My question is how to delete this virus from the computer for good? Any help will be highly appreciated.

Learn More About W32.runner.amo Virus:

W32.runner.amo is a high-risk Trojan that enables attackers to obtain full remote access and control of the attacked computer system. Once installed, it creates many junk files with random file names, in all directories, on every drive so it is hard to be removed from the computer. Although Kaspersky can be able to detect this threat, there are still many victims get trouble of successfully removing this Trojan since it always comes back after reboot even if Kaspersky reports it is cleaned last time. Once downloaded, it may perform a variety of activities which will harm your computer. It will slow down your PC performance and download malicious files on the compromised computer on the background. Also the Trojan is able to open the backdoor to invite the remote server, and then try to attack the weak administrator passwords and steal your personal information.

W32.runner.amo virus should be removed as soon as it is detected because a system infected with this virus may suffer from degraded performance and then render system errors or even blue screens. In addition, it could be used to modify your system settings, especially the browser settings. It changes your network traffic and makes the network connection disabled all the time. Thus, you may experience numerous annoying advertisements on your PC screen that keep disturbing your work. Your browser may be redirected to a harmful site without your approval. As similar as other Trojan viruses, it could allow remote attackers access to the infected system through a backdoor where it may be used to collect personal data from the infected system and port that information to remote hackers. Therefore, computer users should get rid of it immediately to avoid further damages.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure how to delete this nasty Trojan, please live chat with YooCare experts now.

Infected Symptoms Are Listed Below:

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.

How Do This Virus Get On Your Computer?

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 W32.runner.amo, professional manual guide is needed.

About Trojan Virus Removal:

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 W32.runner.amo 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:

task manager

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.

Folder Options

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:

registry editor

b. Search malicious files and registry entries and then remove all of them:

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\[random]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Temp

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

W32.runner.amo is a dangerous computer threat that can secretly run in the background of a system. Most of time, it gets into the system by clicking malicious code or unsafe advertising pop-ups, visiting pornographic website or downloading attachment from spam emails. Once running, it may generate and show intrusive pop-up ads through the use of an associated browser extension, plug-in or add-on installed on a Web browser. So every time when you browse online, you will see different ads pop-ups that keep persuading you to buy some programs. It even instantly drops a number of corrupted or junk files and places them in the legit system folder to slow down your computer speed and avoid the detection of antivirus programs. To completely get rid of the virus, you had better delete the infected files and registry one by one to make sure it won’t come back anymore.

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 29, 2014 2:29 am

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