How to Remove Trojan:Win32/Peaac

Help!!! There is a Trojan virus called Trojan:Win32/Peaac that can escape the safety inspection of the antivirus program. I can see a security alert from the antivirus program saying my computer is infected with it. The virus alert scares me a lot!!! I try to use some tools to remove it from the infected computer. But after my computer is rebooted, it comes back. It seems that the virus can bypass the antivirus program and root deep in the system. What can I do?

Details of Trojan:Win32/Peaac:

Trojan:Win32/Peaac is defined as a malicious Trojan infection which has been widely spread to the world by hackers. It is usually bundled with corrupted free programs, unknown links and spam email attachments. The way it gets into the system is so furtive that the computer user does not know the computer is infected at the beginning. Usually the antivirus program will warn the users about dangerous infections in the computer but no antivirus program can handle all types of viruses, because some viruses including the Trojan we talk about here are upgraded to avoid the auto removal.

If you want to discover signs of Trojan:Win32/Peaac infection, you can check with your computer for several characteristics. The most obvious sign is the slow running speed of the infected computer. Computer performance becomes really poor, which is quite annoying because your working efficiency in the computer will be reduced greatly. It is attached to the user32. DLL, modifies system settings as well as registry keys, and generates malicious files randomly. In that way, it is able to stay in the computer safely and do what it wants to do. Moreover, with the help of the rootkit technology, it is able to escape the antivirus removal. You’ll find that it would never end if you rely too much on auto removal tools. In order to avoid further damages, you need to remove it from the infected computer as soon as possible.

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. Trojan:Win32/Peaac 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:Win32/Peaac is a malicious Trojan virus that can install itself into the computer system without your consent and consciousness. It lets your computer work slowly and implants with other serious infections into the computer. What is worse, the Trojan is able to steal your information stored in the computer. It is recommended that you remove it as soon as possible. You can follow the manual guide here to have the virus removed immediately.

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:Win32/Peaac

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:Win32/Peaac 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_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random

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


(2). Find out and remove the associated files




%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random

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

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Trojan:Win32/Peaac is a very dangerous Trojan infection. The virus is believed to be hiding in some hacked websites, spam email attachments or malicious programs. When you accidentally access those unsafe online resources, the Trojan infection will have the chance to infect your computer. It can be used by the hackers to steal your personal information. In addition, this Trojan virus can also bring more viruses, malware and spyware. They have the unauthorized access to your computer with the assistance of the Trojan. Letting it stay in the computer for a long time will increase the difficulty for the removal. So there is no doubt that Trojan:Win32/Peaac should be removed immediately.

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 on August 20, 2014 9:57 am, last updated on September 22, 2014 10:29 am

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