Backdoor.Win32.DarkKomet.eku is categorized as a high-risk backdoor that has a serious effect on the functionality of our computers and on the safety of our data, our bank accounts and even our identities. Is your computer infected by this virus? Have you tried many tools to get rid of it but it still came back again and again? How did this virus come to your system in the first place? The following guide will show you how to get rid of this virus completely.
Backdoor.Win32.DarkKomet.eku is categorized as backdoor virus that can be installed by other malware, mostly Trojan droppers without user’s knowledge and consent. It becomes to be one of the most serious threats that compromises computer security nowadays. This virus is known to attack 32-bit Windows computers including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or even Windows 8 (8.1). Once installed, you may detect a number of symptoms that show the presence of this virus, some of these are:
Your computer works weird and your system settings are modified without your permission.
Additional spyware or malware are downloaded secretly against your will.
Your computer has become sluggish and it may crash or cause blue screen of death randomly.
There are lots of unrecognized icons in your list of programs or on your desktop.
Opening websites takes a lot longer than you’re used to and there are tons of pop-ups on your web browser.
The CPU usage jumps to 80% even though you have no application opened.
Backdoor.Win32.DarkKomet.eku performs a large number of bad actions on the compromised PC that have not been authorized by the user. It may arrive in files attached to e-mail and instant messages, come embedded into letters or get downloaded using peer-to-peer applications. It is important to know that such malicious backdoor threat has the ability to open a security loophole on the infected system, therefore it not only allows hacker to get control of the infected computer remotely and steal personal information or other confidential data from its victims, but also helps install various malware or potentially unwanted programs. In order to protect your computer, you should remove Backdoor.Win32.DarkKomet.eku Virus at once.
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 Backdoor.Win32.DarkKomet.eku 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:
Backdoor.Win32.DarkKomet.eku virus is commonly spread via email attachments and infected websites and it usually comes along with other threats like Backdoor.Win32.DarkKomet.bavd or Backdoor.Win32.DarkKomet.tto. All of these viruses are designed to attack vulnerable computers running with 32 bits. Once it gets installed, you will notice some system settings are changed without your permission and also the performance of the machine reduces to a half as well as your Internet connection. It takes a long time for you to open a webpage or run programs on your machine and you will keep getting “Not Responding” error whenever you perform a single task. In some cases, your Internet browser like IE, Firefox or Chrome could be hijacked by some malicious add-ons. Apart from these visible symptoms, this virus could contact a remote server and download other malware including Ransomware, Rogue programs on your computer. To avoid huge financial loss, don’t hesitate to get rid of Backdoor.Win32.DarkKomet.eku from the machine.
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 February 1, 2015 7:08 am