Jan 6, 2015

Remove Win32/Criakl.C Virus

Recently my notebook does not work properly. The antivirus program continues to show me a warning every third moment or so saying that the computer is in danger due to a virus called Win32/Criakl.C. It returns again and again every time I restart the computer. The infected system is so slow! How do I get rid of this malicious Trojan horse virus?

Details of Win32/Criakl.C:

As the name implies, Win32/Criakl.C is classified as a Trojan virus. This Trojan is designed by the network criminals with the purpose of stealing the computer user’s personal information. In general, it is usually associated with some other malicious viruses. It has the ability to help different malware, spyware and ransomware get into the infected computer. It is also able to bypass most antivirus programs to infect many computers around the world. Therefore, we all should be more vigilant when encountering such a vicious Trojan infection. You should make sure that it is completely removed from the computer before performing daily activities so as to avoid information leakage.

Win32/Criakl.C can sneak into the computer without letting you know. People usually can notice the infection in the computer if they always keep the antivirus program updated. Though antivirus programs cannot remove it, they can let you know the crime culprit. You may chose to use various antivirus programs to scan and remove the virus, but it always comes back after a reboot. Obviously, this Trojan cannot be removed completely by any antivirus tools. Win32/Criakl.C is more stubborn than you think it would be. We also need to pay attention to our activities in the infected computer such as reading important work documents and logging in bank account because it helps the cyber criminals to monitor you! Online improper activities, such as accessing to unsafe web sites and downloading corrupted “free” programs may result in the Win32/Criakl.C infection. Therefore, we should develop good surfing habits to keep the computer clean.

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. Win32/Criakl.C 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:

As mentioned earlier, Win32/Criakl.C is able to dive into the computer when the improper online activities performed by computer users make the computer system become vulnerable. It can create more loopholes in the system so as to implant some other malicious software and ransomware into the computer. Soon, the system will become more and more fragile. Virus makers also can connect to the infected computer remotely with the assistance of the Win32/Criakl.C virus. In short, if you do not have it removed as soon as possible, it will bring you more and more troubles.

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 Win32/Criakl.C

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 Win32/Criakl.C 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


(2). Find out and remove the associated files




%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:

Computer has become a necessity in our daily life and now the Internet is developed, so various computer viruses are more active. Computer hackers can benefit from all types of viruses that get the chance to enter the target computer. They help the hackers to collect computer user’s valuable information and record online activities. Win32/Criakl.C is one of them. It breaks through the antivirus protection to sneak into the computer, and then begins to set a good living environment in the system. After that, it will bring you a lot of problems. So, you had better not use the infected computer to access personal things before you get rid of Win32/Criakl.C successfully.

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 January 6, 2015 3:28 pm

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