Your personal or work computer is attacked by a virus called Downloader.Ponik!gen5? How can it have the opportunity to enter your computer since there is an antivirus program in the computer? You don’t know what type of things it can do in your computer? Is there a good way to get rid of it? Is your personal information safe? Don’t be panic. You can read the entire article to learn more about the characteristics of the virus.
Downloader.Ponik!gen5 is a computer virus which can be detected by some well-known antivirus software such as MSE and AVG. Since it is created with Rootkit technology, it has the ability to bypass the removal of most antivirus programs and roots deep in the infected computer system. Usually, it is able to hide in some phishing sites or spam email attachments. And unsafe free software can also make your computer infected with it.
Once Downloader.Ponik!gen5 is installed on your computer, it will lead to many computer problems. You may have noticed that CPU occupancy rate is very high, which often leads slow computer performance. You will also find some other computer threats including worms, spyware and malicious software. They are all caused by the virus. It also has the ability to destroy or encrypt your files. In addition, it can create a backdoor for the virus makers to access the computer and perform some malicious tasks including stealing personal information. Your valuable information and data, such as bank account information and email password, will be completely recorded. Many of the victims want to use antivirus software to clean up the computer, but the antivirus software can not deal with it successfully because many new viruses are created every day and old viruses have the ability to change. Antivirus program is not a panacea. Of course, the antivirus program can still provide basic protection. However, when it comes to some stubborn viruses such as Downloader.Ponik!gen5, only manual removal can ensure a complete fix.
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.
Downloader.Ponik!gen5 is an evil computer virus, which is a tool for network criminals to access and control the target computer remotely. Antivirus software can help computer users know the existence of virus by sending a warning. It also helps cyber criminals access to the infected computer to gather valuable information, including your search records, account login information and confidential files. As a victim of the virus, you may want to use your antivirus to completely clean the infected computer. However, many computer users report that antivirus software cannot delete all its infectious file. Therefore, you should consider manual removal.
1. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end the processes of Downloader.Ponik!gen5
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
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
3. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries of Downloader.Ponik!gen5 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\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Downloader.Ponik!gen5 is a serious threat to your computer. Antivirus software can detect out the virus, but cannot delete it. It enters the computer through a variety of ways. If the computer users access the phishing websites accidentally, open spam email attachment or click on malicious links, the computer will get this infection. It will modify the registry key so that it can secretly run in the background. It will also increase the burden of the computer system. In addition, it can capture the confidential data stored in the computer and send back to the cyber criminals. Your privacy may be used illegally. In order to avoid greater losses, we strongly recommend that you get rid of the Downloader.Ponik!gen5 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 September 27, 2014 4:58 am