I have recently gained a W32.HfsAdware.C3E7 from a website and have problem removing it now. My antivirus detected the virus but when I took action to remove it, it came back again and again. I also downloaded other antivirus programs, but after they had finished browsing all the files on my computer, they showed nothing suspicious. I am lost now. How do I get rid of this virus completely?
W32.HfsAdware.C3E7 is categorized as Trojan Horse that breaks into computers without asking any permission and it mainly targets 32 bit Windows system including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (8.1). Usually computer users get infected by visiting porno sites, clicking malicious links or even downloading illegal contents. Generally speaking, if your antivirus program reports the virus and then removes it immediately, your computer is still working good. But in some cases, the virus can drop several malicious files and create a couple of folders under Application Data folder, disguising as legal system files to avoid anti-malware detection. Therefore, a professional manual removal is needed.
Once downloaded, W32.HfsAdware.C3E7 virus can cause problems ranging from irritating to catastrophic. Criminals create and develop this Trojan infection in order to achieve their illegal goals by utilizing this infection to change system settings on the infected computer. You will find that your computer takes significantly more time than usual to start because the virus slows down the startup process. Also while you are browsing the web, it displays tons of ads on your web browser which promote potentially unwanted programs. A Trojan can be used to spy on user’s browser activities, record user’s financial data and even steal personal information. Therefore, take immediate action to get rid of the threat when it is found on the system.
1. This virus slows down your computer speed which make you in a trouble while opening program and surfing Internet. It takes forever to open a program or website.
2. Antivirus you have installed keeps popping up messages while you are surfing on the internet and showing you computer is at risk but you can’t get rid of it all.
3. This virus will shut down your other anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. And it will also infect and corrupt your registry, leaving your computer totally unsafe.
4. This virus will disable the proper running of many different programs or even disable some functions of your computer.
5. System restore can’t help to remove this Trojan completely.
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.
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 W32.HfsAdware.C3E7, 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 W32.HfsAdware.C3E7 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:
W32.HfsAdware.C3E7 refers to a trojan that is designed to collect information about infected systems and help criminals perform a number of malicious activities such as corrupting your files, displaying unwanted pop-up ads, slowing down your system performance and even stealing your private data. Also it is capable of hijacking your web browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome and redirecting your search result to malicious websites. The virus can collect user’s online account, password information or even system information, then it sends the collected information to a predefined remote IP address without any knowledge. It represents a huge risk for computer security that should be deleted instantly.
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 23, 2015 3:16 am