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Jun 6, 2014

Remove Trojan:W32/StartPage Virus

Antivirus software detects a threat called Trojan:W32/StartPage? You try everything you know to delete it but ultimately fail? It is able to be reborn again and again after restarting the computer and even disable the antivirus software? What is the most effective way to eradicate the virus completely?

Details of Trojan:W32/StartPage:

Trojan:W32/StartPage is a Trojan virus which can be detected by some famous antivirus software like Norton and MSE. It will perform some malicious tasks on the computer without letting you know, one of which is to record your important data and send them to the virus makers. Because it is a masterpiece of the network criminals, it can break through the firewall and make use of system loopholes to invade your computer. Moreover, downloading unauthorized free software or opening junk e-mail attachments will make your computer infected.

If the computer is harassed by Trojan:W32/StartPage, all the things will be messed up. It has the ability to modify system settings including startup settings so as to run synchronously with the system. The virus is so arrogant that it can prevent the firewall from working properly and then look for opportunities in the background to download other malicious infections into the computer. In addition, if you have any valuable personal information in the infected computer, it will be your disaster because it is able to collect data on the computer such as bank account details and email password and then send to the evil cyber criminals. Your email or online social networking accounts including FaceBook and Twitter accounts can be used to transmit the virus to your contacts. Needless to say, it is a big threat to the computer and your privacy. In order to prevent computer crash from occurring, you should clear the virus as soon as possible. You may have tried a lot of antivirus software to remove it, but they cannot remove all its infected files effectively. Therefore, you can try manual removal.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

What Can the Vicious Virus Do?

1. It has the ability to download additional components and other infections in the target computer in order to fully complete its penetration.
2. It is able to cause system crash and destroy some of your programs in the infected computer.
3. It facilitates the virus makers to intrude your computer remotely without letting you know.
4. It is capable of collecting your browsing history and other private data.

Manual Removal Guide:

Trojan:W32/StartPage is a malignant Trojan virus that is often hidden in some free applications released by cyber criminals. It is a self-replicating virus and can damage the system seriously. As an advanced computer infection, it opens a backdoor in the system furtively so that the virus makers are able to access the computer remotely without disturbing you. In the unauthorized remote access, your personal data are sent out to the virus makers. More importantly, it is good at using loopholes in the system to install other malicious software, Trojans or spyware into the computer. Obviously, it should be removed immediately. However, it has the ability to evade antivirus software, which will increase the difficulty for general computer users to get rid of it. But Trojan:W32/StartPage is not invincible. Users can refer to the following removal guide.

1. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end the processes of Trojan:W32/StartPage

2. Show Hidden Files

(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel

(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization

(3). Click on Folder Options

(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window

(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window

*For Win 8 Users:

Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

3. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries of Trojan:W32/StartPage through Registry Editor

Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”

While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the related registry entries

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Trojan:W32/StartPage is a very nasty computer virus. Cyber criminals use complicated and advanced Rootkit technology to make this virus so that it is able to bypass security software. Generally speaking, people may encounter this virus if they perform some unsafe activities online, such as opening suspicious web sites and downloading free programs from unknown sources. It slows down the computer performance obviously through occupying a lot of system resources. The infected computer becomes very fragile, so some other dangerous infections will be transferred to the infected computer easily. Cyber criminals have the ability to use the virus to steal your confidential data including your bank account password, photos and work files. Once you find Trojan:W32/StartPage in the computer, you should remove it timely.

The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.

Published by & last updated on June 6, 2014 9:26 am

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