Hi there. I recently downloaded a .zip folder with a program but when I tried to extract the files from the .zip folder, my anti-virus (AVG) said that it had found a high-security risk called Luhe.Malum.A. I am not sure what it is but my antivirus cannot remove the virus completely. It keeps recurring after I re-scan the computer. I need help in removing this virus please!
Luhe.Malum.A is a surreptitious Trojan that may run in the background and bypass the detection of most antivirus programs. It is closely linked to browser hijackers, adware or pop-up advertisements, therefore it is hard for computer users to eliminate it from the affected machine. The nasty virus can break into the target computer by exploiting software vulnerability and it also may arrive in files attached to e-mail and instant messages. Once it is installed, it performs a large number of bad actions that will mess up your computer system. Those actions have not been authorized by the computer user. They include change your computer settings, drop harmful files, redirect your browser to irrelevant pages and download potentially unwanted programs in the background etc.
Luhe.Malum.A Virus is designed by cyber criminals to attack Windows computer users. So it will target every computer user that ranges from individual, educational institutions, up to known organizations who use Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8. PC users may suffer a tough time opening programs or surfing online properly after infected. The virus notably reduces the system performance, it may create 30 or even more instances of dllhost.exe *32 – COM Surrogate processes in the background that make your CPU usage to 100% even though you only have few programs opened. Whenever you are online, pup-up ads window about coupon, deals or other misleading information will be shown on your browser everywhere that keep interrupting your browsing activities. In addition, the virus can download harmful malware infections from the web without your knowledge as well as trace your keystrokes. As a consequence, your logins, password, credit card details and other financial information could be leaked out. Since this nasty virus can cause havoc around your computer and it needs to be removed as soon as possible.
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 Luhe.Malum.A 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:
Luhe.Malum.A virus is classified as a highly dangerous Trojan designed by cyber criminals in order to steal account information, passwords, online banking data and credit card information from the target users. It can break into target system and open a security loophole on the infected system to let other viruses invade the system and wreak chaos. With the help of this Trojan, potentially unwanted programs, adware, rogue programs or even ransomware can sneak into the system without any permission. The virus also can generate lots of disturbing advertisements or pop-up alerts covering the whole PC screen to interrupt your online activities. It is a stubborn virus that should be removed manually only.
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 March 11, 2015 8:38 am