This morning my Norton informed that Downloader.Obator is on my computer. It is a high level risk virus. But unfortunately, Norton couldn’t remove this virus completely. I tried to remove this virus by manual by myself. However, when I got into my registry, I had no idea which files I should delete. I was afraid if I did wrong, I may make my whole computer in a mess. What should I do now? Please help me remove this virus as soon as possible. Thank you so much!
Downloader.Obator is a malicious Trojan virus which is produced by the cyber criminals. This virus has the ability to mess up your whole system after it installed on your computer. You may be so confused how this virus gets into your computer. You didn’t visit any unknown and unfamiliar website. It can install on your computer through so many channels. Except it may get into your computer while you were browsing some malicious websites, this virus can also be bundled with some freeware which you downloaded from the internet and installed on your computer like online games, videos, PTF readers and so on. Additionally, it may be capable of sneaking into your computer while you open some junk mails or downloaded spam emails attachments. Through this analysis, this Trojan can get into your computer without your permission and knowledge. Any careless online action may give the chance for the virus to get into your system. So, you should keep an eye on your online behaviors.
Once Downloader.Obator installed on your computer, you may find that your computer is working differently as before. It may conduct so many computer troubles to interrupt you from using the computer normally. Once installed, this Trojan may take control of your system and online action immediately. It may add some corrupt files to your registry so as to change your important system settings. It sneaks deeply on your system then changes your important settings like your browser settings and DNS settings and so on. As a result, you may be redirected to visit some malicious and suspicious web pages. This virus can damage your computer security for the sake of acting a platform for other Trojans, spyware, malware and adware to further damage your system. Otherwise, this infection may open a backdoor for remote hackers to get into your computer and then steal your important privacy. What’s more, your computer will be affected so severely. Hence, if you want to keep your computer and privacy safe, you should take immediately measures to get rid of Downloader.Obator when you were told it was on your computer and made chaos.
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 Downloader.Obator, 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.
Downloader.Obator 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:
Downloader.Obator is a vicious Trojan horse virus which must be removed by manual removal. Manual removal is the only way and the most effective way to get rid of this Trojan. This virus has the ability to pilfer your private information like your online Trojan information, bank account information, log-in and password and credit card information. You should eliminate at the shorted days. Or your computer will be messed up totally. If you don’t know how to remove the virus, please do not try by yourself since any mistake step may lead to a big disaster.
Published by & last updated on April 26, 2015 11:54 pm