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Dec 11, 2014

Remove PWS:HTML/Phish.Fj Virus

Antivirus program detects a new threat named PWS:HTML/Phish.Fj in the computer? You need to be careful, because this virus in your computer can cause great damages. You may not think that this is a serious problem with an antivirus program installed in your computer, but you will come to realize that it cannot be removed by the antivirus program. How to walk out of this predicament?

Details of PWS:HTML/Phish.Fj:

PWS:HTML/Phish.Fj is a risky computer virus which is becoming more and more active nowadays. It can be found out by some well-known antivirus programs like AVG and MSE. However, the virus is very difficult to be removed by all kinds of auto removal tools. The antivirus program may be able to give you some warnings about it constantly but cannot completely eliminate it. In order to lower your guard, it is often hidden in junk e-mail attachments, unknown free programs modified by cyber criminals and hacked web sites. In any case, if your computer has been infected, you should take immediate action to have it removed. Only can deleting all related files and registry entries manually clear the virus completely.

If your computer is infected with PWS:HTML/Phish.Fj unfortunately, it can change default DNS settings, LAN settings and other important system settings immediately. Registry keys are also modified by the virus in order to create a stable environment for itself to perform some malicious tasks assigned by the virus makers. Then, you will find that the computer becomes stranger and stranger. It is always active in the system. Poor computer performance is the most obvious symptom of the virus infection. Sometimes it just shuts down your computer suddenly and does not give you any chance to save your data. At the same time, the network criminals have the chance to remote into your computer secretly and then collect your personal data stored in the computer including financial details and photos. There is no doubt that it is a great threat. To save the computer system, you should clear the virus as soon as possible. You should consider manual removal when the antivirus program fails to remove the virus.

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:

PWS:HTML/Phish.Fj is a malicious computer virus. If you want to stay away from it, you must be very careful when you surf the Internet. After entering your computer, it performs a series of malicious task. Modifying the important system files as well as registry keys allows it to run in the background of the system actively. It has the ability to put some other malicious infections into the infected computer without letting you know. Therefore, the virus makers have the opportunity to monitor your online activities and collect valuable data from you such as bank account details and confidential work documents. Antivirus programs cannot completely eliminate it, because they are unable to locate and delete all its components in the system. So, manual removal is the most effective method to solve the problem.
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:HTML/Phish.Fj

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:HTML/Phish.Fj 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\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

In short, PWS:HTML/Phish.F006A is a dangerous virus which has the ability to change system settings and cause severe damages to the infected computer. It makes your computer run so slow. Accessing unsafe web sites, clicking on malicious links or downloading free software can make a computer infected by this virus. Because it has a very good disguise, many innocent computer users enter the trap. If you do not have an antivirus program on your computer, you do not know that your computer is infected at the beginning until the computer becomes very unstable. Blue screen of death and automatic shutdowns often occur. Cyber criminals can easily access your personal information. Therefore, you need to remove PWS:HTML/Phish.F006A completely so as to avoid unnecessary losses.

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 December 11, 2014 9:06 am

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