Hi, I was listening to the radio on the web. Just with a sudden, my AVG came up and informed me that my computer exist high security threat. It told that Chthonic was a big threat to my computer. I was suggested to remove it. I did as what it suggested. However, when I run the AVG to try to get rid of it, I failed as it could only removed for a while, later when I started my computer again, the warning was coming again. The virus is still there now. I am so nervous and scared. What should I do now? How can I remove this virus completely? Any suggestion and help will be highly appreciated!
Chthonic is a stubborn computer Trojan which may ruin your computer severely after it installs on your system. This Trojan is considered as a new strain of the ZeuS Trojan which can be detected for different names among Trojans like Trojan-Banker.Win32.Chonic, PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!VM and TR/Dropper.VB.25384. This Trojan can be distributed through a few channels like spam email attachment, suspicious websites like porn web, unauthorized web and violated content web, etc.. This Trojan gets into your system. It will install itself automatically and run at the background when you start up your computer. You can’t end it from the windows task manager. You can’t remove it from your system by your Norton or other security tool as it may hide deeply in your system then you can’t detect it sometimes. This virus can only be gotten rid of by manual removal.
What will Chthonic really do on your computer? After the installation of this Trojan, it may take control of your computer and then conduct malicious activities on your system. This infection may open a backdoor on your computer, so that hackers use to inject code into the msiexec.exe process and install a number of malicious programs on your computer. It may change your default homepage and browser settings as well. Then you will be redirected to the suspicious web sites so frequently. Due to this Trojan, you may result in loss of passwords, banking credentials being stolen, and private data exposed. In order to protect your computer, you need to remove this virus from your system as soon as you can.
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 Chthonic, 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 Chthonic 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:
Chthonic is a dangerous and pesky Trojan virus that is created by cyber criminals to attack computer users’ system around the world. For the sake of protecting your computer from being infected by this vicious Trojan, you’d better pay more attention on your online activities. You are suggested to make an option during the installation of your download on your computer. You should read about the terms and agreement carefully before you download. The primary function of this Trojan is to inserts its code and images into the bank pages that are presented to you in the web browser. Hence, hackers can gain access to your passwords, PIN codes and may use a keylogger to record the keystrokes on the infected machine. You are suggested to remove this Trojan as soon as you find it on your computer.
Published by & last updated on January 26, 2015 9:22 pm