My computer is suffering from the troubles caused by a Trojan named Spike botnet. Antivirus software keeps showing me the virus alert but it doesn’t help to get rid of it completely. I have tried everything, but eventually failed. Actually the Trojan should be removed manually if you want to get rid of it completely. Please learn the guide below.
Spike botnet is identified as a malicious trojan infection which is quite rampant on the internet recently. Once entered, it begins to perform numerous harmful activities at the background. Spike botnet is capable to exploit the system vulnerabilities and holes to seriously damage the targeted computer without your awareness. The trojan will eat up a large amount of your system resources and your computer may suffer a degraded performance as a result. For instance, you will find it always takes forever to load up a page and your computer will shut down randomly. It is the virus’s main purpose to Collect as much information like your bank account, ID number as possible from the innocent computer users. Spike botnet is created elaborately by cyber criminals in order to evade detection and removal. And you will be redirected to some unwanted websites which have more viruses and malicious software when trying to surf the Internet.
You may get the Trojan Spike botnet by visiting porn or ad web sites, opening spam email attachments, clicking unknown “free” programs and links. When you do those things like above, you will activate the virus which is hidden secretly. Once the Trojan infection has been successfully installed, it is able to change the system settings and startup items in order to run automatically each time the system starts. Anti-virus programs may detect the virus and state it has quarantined a potentially dangerous virus, but actually they can’t completely eliminate the Trojan and you’ll find the virus keep recurring after you start the computer next time. Furthermore,it will bundle with more other viruses and malicious software to damage your system seriously with the passage of the time. Therefore, you should get rid of the Trojan virus from your computer completely without any delay to avoid unnecessary damages and losses.
Spike botnet allows cyber-criminals to break into the infected computer without being noticed and it could disable executable programs installed on your computer and cause system crash. Also it will change important settings on your computer to allow remote control from cyber criminals. Other than that, it will modify your registry settings and important key value to make it difficult to be removed.
Manual removal is suggested here if the antivirus program in your computer can’t deal with it. The most guaranteed way to get rid of the Spike botnet without reinstalling the system or formatting the hard disk is manual removal. Here are some basic steps to achieve this point. However, removing the virus manually requires high skills in order to determine which files to delete for the Trojan infection is changing with the passage of time. You are also suggested to do a backup before starting.
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 Spike botnet
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 Spike botnet 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”
Spike botnet is a nasty Trojan which can make the infected PC face a risky situation and the computer will suffer more damages if it keeps staying in the computer. It exploits the loopholes in the system to bring many threats to mess up your computer. Once installed, it is able to transmit useful information to remote attackers secretly for their evil purpose, and the system security on the infected PC will be seriously affected. It has the ability to crash the whole Windows system and damage your data files. Once installed, it can disable firewall or antivirus and create a vulnerable system condition for other harmful infections to intrude into the target system. Thus, we strongly recommend you to delete the Trojan to prevent any further damage to the computer system.
The above manual removal is quiet complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills to process. Therefore, only computer users with sufficient computer skills 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 October 6, 2014 12:04 pm
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