I was browsing online and then my antivirus reports a virus called Trojan.Viknok Activity 3. I tried to remove it, but it didn’t allow me to do that. The pop up came every 5 minutes and was really annoying. How do I get rid of it completely from the computer? I don’t want to lose everything, please help!!!!
Trojan.Viknok Activity 3 is categorized as Trojan virus which is produced by cyber criminals who attempt to trigger damaging activities on the affected operating system and then steal personal information from the target users without their knowledge. Typically, this Trojan comes to your computer via many ways but the common way for it to access your computer is by pretending itself to be some executable files/applications or bundled with unauthorized freeware online, then it tricks PC users into installing its process without knowing. Once it gains an access, it can escape from many legit and advanced antivirus programs installed on computers because the running process of this tricky virus is a valid Windows component. It is worth mentioning that Windows users are the huge targets of this Trojan horse. That is to say, if you are using a computer that runs with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (8.1), your computer can easily be the aim of this Trojan intruder.
As long as Trojan.Viknok Activity 3 is downloaded, it will do great damages to your computer. It will immediately insert its designed codes in kernel system in order to make modification in Windows registry. As a result, your may notice that computer performance is getting poor and you even get blue screen of death randomly. This Trojan also has the ability to interrupt your browsing activities. Whenever you browse online, you will receive numerous pop-up ads on your browser and you are not able to close or minimize those pop-up windows. Sometimes when you type in a certain URL, this virus can redirect you to other pages against your will. A Trojan also can contact a remote server secretly in order to steal user’s information or download other malware including rogue programs, Ransomware on the target machine. To sum up, Trojan.Viknok Activity 3 is a high-risk virus that should be removed manually at once.
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 the virus accesses 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 Activity 3, 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 Activity 3 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 Activity 3 is a malicious Trojan that breaks into the target computer by exploiting software vulnerability and runs in the background to wreak chaos on the infected machine. To be more specific, it can slow down your computer speed by occupying your system resources. Your antivirus keeps popping up message saying computer is infected but you can’t get rid of it all because this virus is able to block all the security products. It may even disable the proper running of many different programs. Also this virus has the ability to create a backdoor and connect to a remote server, allowing a remote attacker to gain control on the compromised computer. Thus, your private and critical information may be captured a remote host who will use them for Internet crimes. To protect your computer and your privacy, it is highly recommended users to get rid of Trojan.Viknok Activity 3 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 July 23, 2014 8:10 am