A malware named Regin attacked my computer. I don’t know how this Trojan got into my computer. My security program informs me about this malicious virus but can’t get rid of it. As a matter of fact, it makes my computer encounter poor performance. Why the virus is so stubborn and what damage my computer will suffer from if I do not remove it ASAP? Is there any other way to get rid of the Trojan? I have no idea how to remove it. This is the reason why I am here for searching a solution. Can anyone help me?
Regin is categorized as a vicious Trojan horse which can be spread from the Internet in multiple ways and brings series of abnormal actions to the system. Actually if you visit a malicious website that contains Trojan codes, click on malicious ads and download some unwanted software without any caution, the Trojan would enter your computer secretly. Once the Trojan horse installed, it can modify critical system files, registry entries and other processes. And while you go online, you will be always annoyed by numerous popup ads related to your previous search as its goal is to generate profit from promoting products. Due to Regin, boot sector gets damage and you find some application functioning slowly when you try to open some normal programs. What is worse, it can generate many unwanted files to the system consuming system space greatly as it usually runs as a background program.
Trojan Regin is able to get installed in the computer without users’ permission via several deceptive techniques. It can drain all your vital personal information including passwords, SSA details, user account number and etc by monitoring your browser history and then send them to its creator for illegal purpose. In fact, the Trojan infection is very aggressive and it is capable to make the computer suffer from degraded performance. And it is able to infiltrate other risky infections to further consolidate its survival and take better control of your computer. Regin will inject its infectious code to the Windows Start up section to run automatically every time whenever you start your system. Thus if you want to protect your computer, Regin has to be executed immediately.
Regin Trojan 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 Regin without reinstalling the system or formatting the hard disk is manual removal. Here are some basic steps to achieve this point. However, removing the Regin 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 Regin
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 Regin 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”
As designed, Regin provides a backdoor for the cyber criminals to control the computer remotely for misuse. It is able to replicate and spread itself easily thus damaging the system severely. And it will change your system settings as its wishes so that it is impossible for you to get the intended search results. Furthermore the Trojan can destroy program files and create security leaks to download other malware to further corrupt your computer. As a result, such unexpected symptoms may occur like system crash, blue screen errors and other serious problems. If your computer has already been infected by it, you should take manual measures to remove it without any delay.
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 29, 2014 9:36 pm