What? My computer is infected? What is the name of this rebarbative virus? It is a tricky Trojan named FinSpy. What is it? After I google for it, I get to know that it is a newly created Trojan horse virus that attacks lots of computer users around the world. People hate it very much and try to use any kinds of antivirus tool to remove this headachy Trojan from their infected computer. Unfortunately, none of them can delete this Trojan successfully. Why is it so stubborn and difficult to remove from the computer? Now what should I do? Anyone can help to clear away this malicious Trojan from my computer? Thanks a million!
FinSpy is designed as a part of a legal product which is named FinFisher. But, as a matter of fact, it is a common scanning name for a Trojan and it is really categorized to be a commercial Trojan. That is to say, this Trojan can be sold to different kinds of channels and utilized to spy unguarded computer users. This vicious Trojan is produced by a company which is called Gamma International. This company makes this Trojan to be marketed as a so-called law enforcement tool. However, the truth goes against what it states itself as because this Trojan contains exploits which permit its installation on the targeted computer by using known loopholes in overdue software programs. From the Google Search results, it is clearly indicated that this Trojan is not a legal law enforcement operation any more, but is a malicious Trojan virus which totally goes against legal laws. This bad-nature Trojan can be capable to attack different kinds of operating systems including mobile phones as well. It could be a great potential threat for everyone who is connecting to the Internet as the rapid increasing number of mobile device users. Once you detected this nasty Trojan, you should take measures to remove it from your computer as soon as you can.
With its malicious purposes, FinSpy can’t be a good application any more. It is a malware which is created to permit cyber criminals to supervise the infected computer and to steal your confidential information, including data which has been encrypted. A rogue update of their software programs will ask you to update. Once you agree to update this program, you may get infection of this Trojan since it is bundled with this software program’s installation. This Trojan is widely spread to Syrian activists by rogue updates for Skype, and the VoIP application. This revolting Trojan may be handed out from malicious email messages as well as other general risk delivery channels. How a risky and cunning Trojan virus it is! If you want to protect your computer and mobile device from being hacked by this vicious Trojan, you should be more careful with your online activities and pay more attention to the installation of any software on your computer. Once your computer suffers this infection, manual removal is the most effective method to delete this Trojan out of your computer permanently.
1. It can download other vicious programs into computer, which make further damage.
2. It can sneak into your computer secretly and then foul up your computer system.
3. It will take a long time to boot and shut down your computer.
4. It will slow down the performance of your computer and even make it frozen and crashed.
5. It can steal your personal data and transfer to remote cyber hackers.
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 FinSpy from your computer, 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 FinSpy Trojan 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:
Removing FinSpy out of your computer is an immediately issue. If you ignore this problem and leave it in your computer for a long time, then this Trojan will make more chaos on your computer which will lead to make your computer become disabled and maybe lead to make you suffered a big financial loss. Once this Trojan invaded your computer, it is used to monitor your system. It can take screen shots and collect your data by the way of keylogging. Doing by this way, this vicious Trojan can get the data of your banking logins and passwords which is permitting cyber hackers to get into your bank account and then steal your money secretly. This is the reason why this Trojan is a big threat to your finance. Therefore, as you known this Trojan is such risky and malicious, it is strongly recommended to take away this Trojan without any hesitation as soon as the antimalware tool detected that your computer was infecting.
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 November 10, 2014 10:30 am