Hey, there. My computer is getting a Trojan virus which is called TR/FakeAV. Do you know how to remove this virus from my computer? Please help. This Trojan makes lots of computer troubles for me. It is so malicious and pesky program for me. I don’t want to keep this virus on my computer any more. But I can’t remove this virus with my security tools. What should I do now? Any recommendation will be so appreciated.
TR/FakeAV is a dangerous virus which belongs to the family of Trojan virus that is designed by cyber criminals to infect Windows computer users’ system. This Trojan can sneak into your computer without your permission and knowledge. This malicious Trojan commonly associate itself with some unauthenticated file sharing, spam email attachments, freeware downloads, unsafe web pages. So if you install something on your computer or go online carelessly, you maybe get this kind of Trojan. You may find this infection when you do a scan on your computer only. The most important is that this virus can’t be removed by any antivirus program. This virus can only be gotten rid of by manual removal.
What will this virus do when it is installed on your computer? Once TR/FakeAV comes into your system, it may do lots of computer traffics for you. Firstly, this virus can generate a series of commercial ads to display on your infected computer. It is said that this infection can get into your computer system while you are visiting un-trusted websites and clicking malicious hyper-links or ads which pave path for it. Secondly, this virus may flood your browsers with a bunch of ineffective commercials fully mess up your Internet surfing activities. Moreover, there is one thing you should keep in mind is that inverters of this trojan’s ads always want to trick you to surf its sponsored links or web pages which can be nasty and then can collect fund by tricking you to download or buy its relative products. Furthermore, this Trojan may open back door for cyber hackers to get access to your computer, so that hackers can take control of your computer and steal your private information such as web browsing habits, cookies and bank account codes. Due to this Trojan virus, both of your personal security and computer system security maybe in a high risk which requires you remove this virus as soon as you find it on your computer.
1. Desktop background image and Browser homepage settings are changed. Google, Yahoo Searches are redirected.
2. It may slow down your computer considerably and you will feel like your computer is stuck. This includes opening programs, shutting down your computer, and slow Internet.
3. It is capable to corrupt your windows registry and uses it to deploy annoying pop up ads out of nowhere. You will get many unwanted pop-ups on your computer.
Note: No matter how the virus accesses your PC, users should know that there are no tools can remove this pesky Trojan automatically at this moment, it is suggested users not spend much time in downloading or paying any security software which claims can delete this stubborn virus. It is totally useless. To completely get rid of TR/FakeAV, professional manual guide is needed.
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 TR/FakeAV 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:
To sum up, after R/FakeAV install on your computer system, this virus has the ability to let your confidential data out to a third party for making illegal profits which may lead to your personal financial loss and data leaks. Additionally, this virus often displays lot of commercial pop-ups, fake error messages, annoying ads and alerts on your infected computer which may hoax you to buy its products. All these continuous ads may keep your browser as well as computer system busy all times up and slow down the performance of the system instantly. In order to protect your computer, you need to remove this virus without any delay when you find it on your system.
Published by & last updated on January 12, 2015 10:23 pm