Hey, there. Were you facing difficulty of deleting E-Card.exe from your infected computer which came into your computer by accident? You did use anti-virus program like AVG or Norton to remove this virus, but the virus alert still popped up on your screen after you reboot the computer again? It was so weird, wasn’t it? How to get rid of this Trojan completely and permanently? You don’t get any clue about this? Here is the article for how to remove this infection by step by step.
E-Card.exe is newly created by cyber criminals and sorted to the Trojan family. This virus is extremely risky rootkit/Trojan infection which is capable of distributing its own copies onto the each and every folder available in the hard disk of the compromised computer. This virus may permeate into your computer without your knowledge and permission. Usually, this virus may be associated with spam email and instant mails as well as its attachments. Otherwise, it may get into your computer you have installed a freeware software, video recording/streaming, download-managers and PDF creators which contain this virus. Additionally, you may get this virus while you are visiting the malicious and suspicious web pages which bundled the installation link of this Trojan. Therefore, you are warned that you should pay attention on your online actions. And you should get rid of this Trojan as soon as you detect it.
Once installed, E-Card.exe may immediately show effect on your computer. It can run it your background each time your start your computer. It may act lots of unwanted to occupy a large part of your CPU. It can modify system DNS settings and registry keys values to get reinstalled after every system reboot. So, it slows down the computer, retards performance, crashes the system, causes loss of data identity, personal info and etc. This Trojan can corrupt all your internet default setting such as homepage, default search provider, DNS and etc. Moreover, it may allow remote hackers to get into your confidential PC information such as credit card number, bank account login information, user id and passwords of social networking websites and many others. Besides, this infection may also spread many advertisements on your computer. This virus needs to be removed as soon as possible.
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 E-Card.exe, 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.
E-Card.exe 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:
E-Card.exe does not have a PE header file and it acts like an invalid executable application hence it can never be written on the disk. This virus can changes computer settings secretly to allow it to hide in registry which would makes it more difficult to be removed by software and allow it to act automatically as the system launches. You should remove this infection immediately upon detection. If you want to use anti-virus program to eliminate this Trojan, you may find that it is really heard to be removed by anti-virus tool. And anti-virus program can’t remove it completely as you may see it again when you restart your computer. This Trojan can only be gotten rid of by step by step manual removal.
Published by & last updated on May 13, 2015 6:02 am