My computer is suffering from a Trojan named Poweliks. My AVG keeps alerting me the virus but it can’t help to get rid of it completely. I have tried many ways, but eventually failed. Actually the Trojan should be removed manually if you want to get rid of it completely. Please get your answer from this article below.
Poweliks is a malicious trojan infection which is spreading on the internet recently. Once installed, it begins to conduct numerous harmful tasks at the background. It is able to exploit the system vulnerabilities and loopholes to seriously corrupt the targeted computer without your consent. The trojan will consume a large amount of your system space and your computer may face a degraded performance. For instance, it always takes a long time to run a program and your computer will get stuck randomly. The virus’s main goal to gather as much personal data like your bank account, ID number as possible from the computer users. Poweliks is created elaborately by cyber criminals in order to avoid detection and removal. And you will be pointed to some unwanted websites which have more viruses and malicious apps when you are going online.
You may get the Trojan Poweliks by visiting adult unwanted sites, opening spam email attachments, downloading unknown “free” programs. When you conduct those things, you atcually activate the virus which is hidden secretly. Once the Trojan infection has been successfully entered, it is able to change the system settings and homepage in order to run automatically each time when loading the system. Anti-virus programs might detect the virus and claim it has quarantined a dangerous virus, but they can’t completely eliminate the virus and you’ll find the virus come back again and again like a nightmare. Furthermore,it will bundle with more other infections and malicious software to mess up your computer seriously with the passage of the time. Therefore, you should get rid of the Poweliks from your computer completely without as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary damages and losses.
Poweliks 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 Poweliks without reinstalling the system or formatting the hard disk is manual removal. Here are some basic steps to achieve this point. However, removing the Poweliks 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 Poweliks
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 Poweliks 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”
Poweliks is a annoying Trojan which would make the infected PC encounter a dangerous situation and the computer will run into more damages if it is staying in the system. It makes full use of the loopholes in the system to bring many threats to damage your computer. Once installed, it is able to transfer useful information to cyber criminals sitting remotely for their misuse, and the system security on the infected PC will be greatly degraded. It is able to crash the system and damage your system files seriously. And it creates a vulnerable system condition for other harmful infections to intrude into the target system. Thus, we strongly recommend you to delete the Poweliks 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 November 9, 2014 1:22 pm