Oh, god. My computer is suffering a severe problem. AVG said that my computer is infected by the Trojan.Startpage.AK. Is that true? My computer is at risk due the Trojan virus? How did this nasty virus access my computer? Why did the AVG could not remove it? Why did it always keep warning after rebooting the computer? How could I get rid of this malicious virus? Any recommendation or help would be highly appreciated!
Trojan.Startpage.AK is a kind of very malicious and risky virus which belongs to the Trojan horse family. Once the computer was infected, it could conduct some unwanted actions on the computer. It is designed by the cyber criminals to attack computers and then perform illegal activities on the operating system. Maybe you feel so confused about how the Trojan.Startpage.AK virus accesses your computer without your notice. Because it hides in many unknown websites or unwanted soft-wares or spam email attachments, etc. Therefore, it is hard to be detected and found through the scanning of anti-virus tools. It would access your computer by clicking on the link of the malicious website, or downloading the disguised flash update, video codec or media files which contain virus’s activation code, or opening the unwanted email. If you did all the things carelessly, then your computer would be the target of the virus. Once your computer infected by the hateful Trojan.Startpage.AK, you should have it gotten rid of immediately.
Do you know how the Trojan.Startpage.AK makes chaos on your computer once it installed? Since this virus is connected with the cunning and vicious software, ransomware and spyware, it would not stop making chaos on the computer until it is completely deleted. In order to trick the innocent internet users, this virus can bring browser hijacker malware which usually pretends to be a legitimate search engine like Google or Bing. And then it misleads the innocent victims to visit its illegitimate search page again and again, finally it can collect your information and slow down your Internet speed. Also your computer would be infected with other type of threats at the same time. It enables criminals through remote control to view and track the confidential information of yours without your knowledge. It can also make your PC performance become slow and unstable. It can conduct some unwanted actions on the system automatically. Moreover, it can amend your registry settings in the shortest time. Last but not the least, it can steal your personal data such as bank account, password and credit card detail and then transfer to the remote hackers as well. How terrible this virus is! So it is important to protect your PC from being infected by the Trojan.Startpage.AK. This requires you to stay far away from the porn website, unauthorized web site and unwanted software, etc. Thus, it’s suggested to delete the virus from your system immediately after you detect it. Otherwise, it is noticed that there is no any anti-virus program which can remove the virus completely, only manual removing is recommended.
Spread the fault security messages and trick you to pay for the money.
Make your PC performance working in a lower speed.
Install other Trojan or spyware to your PC.
Steal your private data and threaten your security.
Damage your PC’s operating system and make PC unstable.
Visite the pornographic website or child abuse website and download the malicious scripts.
Downloade a disguised flash update, video codec, or media files which contain virus’s activation code.
Open a spam email attachment, unknown email and click dubious pop-ups and unwanted websites.
Note: Since the Trojan.Startpage.AK virus is so tricky and dangerous Trojan and it is hard to be detected or found. Once the virus infects your PC, you should kick it off your PC immediately. If you are not a computer expert, do not deal with the problem by yourself, or you’ll lose your data and even damage your PC’s OS (operating system). Besides, there is no any anti-virus tool can delete the virus completely, only manual removal can the Trojan.Startpage.AK be gotten rid of in the shortest time.
So far, the Trojan virus cannot be detected or removed completely by any anti-virus tool. The Trojan.Startpage.AK virus is a risky computer Trojan horse infection. Once this virus installed, it could conduct some unwanted actions since the virus has been renovated by the hateful cyber criminals. And it could slip away from the detection of any anti-virus testing tool. That’s why it is difficult to be deleted or discovered by the detecting tool. Manually removing method is the most effective way to remove the virus. The following instructions will guide you how to remove the virus by yourself step by step if you are a computer expert. But, if you are not, do not try to do it by yourself, or you will damage your PC. What should do then? Open a live chat with YooCare experts for help now!
1. Open Task Manager Window:
Method1 : Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to open Windows Task Manager ; Under the Processes tab, right-click on the processes related with the virus and click End Process; or Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window.
Method 2: Right-click on Task Bar and click Task Manager; under the Processes tab, right-click on the processes related with the virus and click End Process.
2. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options: 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. a. ”Windows” key + “R” key on your keyboard; type “Regedit” into the Run box and click OK to open Registry Editor.
Notice: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\[random] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Temp
Unlike other kinds of Trojan horses, this Trojan.Startpage.AK virus cannot be removed by any anti-virus programs. It is designed by cyber criminals with complicated technique. It could be downloaded from a spam email attachments you open or an unwanted website you visited. Once installed, it can amend your registry settings in the shortest time. It can change your computer setting and launch automatically when you boot up your system. In addition, it can monitor your online activities and record your cookies and browser history. Last but not the least, it can steal your personal data such as bank account, password and credit card detail and then transfer to the remote hackers as well. Once the Trojan.Startpage.AK is detected, you should have it removed as soon as possible. Manual removal is the most effective and substantial and time-saving way.
Note:If you have tried many methods to kick the Trojan.Startpage.AK virus off your PC by yourself, but you failed. Or in case you lose your important data when remove the virus yourself if you are not familiar with the computing. Please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for help immediately.
Published by & last updated on November 10, 2014 10:39 am