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Nov 26, 2014

Remove PWS:Win32/Blaknight.A Virus

What is PWS:Win32/Blaknight.A? What can it do to your computer? Kaspersky and Norton cannot remove it. Are there any other tools that can be used to remove the virus from the computer? Actually, to get rid of this kind of Trojan virus completely, manual removal is the best way.

Details of PWS:Win32/Blaknight.A:

PWS:Win32/Blaknight.A is a malicious Trojan infection which has been found in a lot of computers from all over the world recently. Those computers with a weak system can be targeted by the Trojan virus. With the help of the universality of the Internet, it is spread widely by the cyber criminals, so users in different areas can become the victims. Usually such a Trojan virus is specially designed by cyber criminals who are proficient in computer tech skills. It can be hidden in a lot of suspicious or hacked websites and bundled with some unknown free programs. It has the ability to install itself into the computer without permission from the computer user once it gets the opportunity.

PWS:Win32/Blaknight.A is very nasty and stubborn once it gets into the computer successfully. It is not a simple program that you can uninstall from the Control Panel. This Trojan virus is very active in the background and only can you know that it is in the computer when the antivirus program shows you a warning, however, most antivirus programs are unable to remove it. Computer security protection will report this Trojan and attempt to remove it, but you can see it again after a few minutes. That is because the virus is controlled by the computer hackers. Similar to Trojan.Powelik Activity and Trojan.Cryptlock.J!gm, it facilitates them to access the infected machines and collect valuable data stored in the computer. Considering the chaos and bad consequences it can brings to your computer, the stubborn Trojan infection should be removed immediately.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

What Can the Vicious Virus Do?

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.

Manual Removal Guide:

Antivirus programs seem to be not enough to protect your computer from being infected with PWS:Win32/Blaknight.A and other threats from the Internet. Your online behaviors are also very important. When surfing the Internet, you should stay away from those unknown sites or links, never download unauthorized programs and avoid opening spam emails from unknown contacts. To completely get rid of this Trojan virus, you can refer to the basic manual steps here.

1. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end the processes of PWS:Win32/Blaknight.A

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

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

3. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries of PWS:Win32/Blaknight.A 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\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\run\Random.exe

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

%Temp%\random.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

With more and more new Trojan horse viruses being created by computer hackers every day, antivirus programs may not be able to handle everything perfectly. And the computer is targeted easily due to the inappropriate online activities of the computer user. PWS:Win32/Blaknight.A is able to infiltrate into the computer system immediately when it gets the opportunity. When it finishes the installation successfully into the computer, some famous antivirus programs may be able to detect it but they are unable to remove it entirely. The Trojan needs to stay in the computer for a long time so as to benefit the virus makers. Therefore, it has the ability to change important system settings and then create a good environment for itself to stay in the system stably. If the virus cannot be removed in time, you may have to face the risk of data loss and privacy disclosure. There is no doubt that you should remove PWS:Win32/Blaknight.A as soon as possible.

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 November 26, 2014 2:40 am

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