Norton keeps reporting Trojan.Ransomlk.AP!inf but doesn’t help to get rid of it? How does the virus come to your system and what it can do to ruin your computer? Currently many computer users are frustrated by this Trojan because it cannot be deleted by any security tools. Thus, it is suggested users follow the manual way to get rid of it step by step.
W32.HfsAdware.C3E7 is categorized as a fake Trojan virus warning associated with Ransomware like Department of Justice Virus, FBI Virus, AFP Virus or many others similar Ransomware. It sneaks into a vulnerable system when someone accidentally visits malicious websites, downloads free software from unsafe sources or opens spam email attachments etc. Once inside, it not only changes your system settings, but also duplicates itself and infects files in your computer. You will find that your computer takes significantly more time than usual to start and whatever you try to launch, it is not responding. This virus is tricky and it usually hides itself behind legitimate system files to escape from the detection of security programs, therefore even if Norton is able to detect Trojan.Ransomlk.AP!inf virus, it still has no ability to rid it off from your machine.
Additionally, users who were attacked by this Trojan virus always found their computers had a fake police message pop up which locked them out and needed a fine of $300-$500 to unlock the PC. To be more specific, Trojan.Ransomlk.AP!inf helps display an alert stating that your computer has been blocked up for safety reasons such as viewing or storing prohibited pornographic content (child porn, zoophillia) and you have to pay a fine within 48 hours in order to trick you into paying the non-existent fine. The virus is capable of collecting sensitive data such as credit card details, bank account information, user id, password etc saved from the compromised system without users’ permission so you should NEVER pay any money to this scam. Trojan.Ransomlk.AP!inf virus also can slow down your computer speed, display unwanted pop-up ads or modify your homepage and default search engine. Don’t hesitate to get rid of it from your machine.
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 Trojan.Ransomlk.AP!inf, 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 Trojan.Ransomlk.AP!inf 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:
Trojan.Ransomlk.AP!inf 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. It can pass through your security program to damage your system, and even block up your computer with a fake police warning like “Your computer has been blocked up for safety reason”. This is a deceitful virus associated with ransomware like FBI Moneypak virus, Metropolitan Police Virus, AFP Ukash virus and other malware. If you don’t want your PC messed up, you had better remove it from your machine quickly.
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 August 3, 2015 12:45 am