Hi there. I have a Win 8 laptop and use AVG to protect my computer. But since yesterday AVG started reporting Malsign.taishumu.511 virus and then quarantined it. However, the virus be cannot removed completely as it keeps coming back even if the computer is idle. So my question is how to clean the virus without recurring? Any help will be highly appreciated.
Malsign.taishumu.511 is categorized as Trojan dropper that may arrive bundled with malicious files attached to spam e-mails and instant messages, or it comes embedded into peer-to-peer applications that you accidentally downloaded from the Internet. Once installed, it is prone to attack Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP computers. As similar as other Trojan viruses, this one can not only compromise the target computer with all kinds of virus and malware, it also can create tons of junk files to eat out your system resources and slow down your PC performance. In most cases, if you have already installed anti-malware program like AVG or Norton, it should catch the virus in the first place and then remove it immediately. However, victims will find difficult to get rid of Malsign.taishumu.511 virus because it can come back again and again after removal. Therefore, manual removal is considered as the most effective way to remove this stubborn Trojan.
As long as Malsign.taishumu.511 virus is downloaded, it can perform a large number of bad actions on the compromised PC that have not been authorized by the user. Although a trojan typically does not attempt to propagate itself like Worm viruses, it may allow attackers to remotely steal information from the target users. The hackers aim to steal your account data from online banking systems, e-payment systems, and credit or debit cards and use the collected information for illegal purpose. Besides, it affects the system files, changes your system settings and destroys your machine severely in order to make your machine become more vulnerable. The longer it stays on your PC, the more damages it could bring to you. Therefore, you have to get rid of it without any delay.
1. It can compromise your system and may introduce additional infections like rogue software.
2. It forces you to visit websites and advertisements which are not trusted and may lead you to pay money wrongly for worthless products.
3. It takes up high resources and strikingly slows down your computer speed and even causes your computer stuck frequently.
4. It may allow cyber criminals to track your computer and steal your personal information.
From malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites.
Through spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks.
When clicking suspicious pop-ups or malicious links.
Open unknown email or download media files that contain the activation code of the virus.
Currently many computer users had the same experience that this virus couldn’t be removed by any anti-virus applications. So the manual approach is always required to combat this virus. And here is the step-by-step removal guide for all computer users.
1. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Malsign.taishumu.511 virus is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
2. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press Windows key + R to open Run box. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
Then a Registry Editor window will pop up as the following picture shows:
b. Search malicious files and registry entries and then remove all of them:
Malsign.taishumu.511 virus is a dangerous Trojan that threatens your privacy because it could give malicious cyber criminals remote control over the infected computer without your permission. This infection is usually detected by AVG and it will distribute infectious files onto the corrupted PC and probably modify your browser settings in order to display tons of pop-up ads for you. Moreover, it is able to slow down your system performance, block your executable program functions and make your internet connection in poor condition. Now the most effective way to get rid of this stubborn virus is through manual removal which means you have to locate all the infected files and registry entries and then remove all of them. But please note that manual removal is cumbersome and any wrong operation will lead to mistakes damaging your system seriously.
Note: If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on December 21, 2014 7:54 am