Few days ago, my Norton security kept popping up a warning which stated that my computer is in danger. Lots of unknown threats were detected. I did a full scan and then deleted all threats except one which is named W97M.Downloader.E. I didn’t know why. Now my computer is completely messed up! What should I do? Help!
W97M.Downloader.E is a malicious Trojan horse virus which may ruin your compromised computer system. Once this virus got into the compromised computer, it may pilfer your private information like your bank account information, credit card information, log-in usernames and password and so on. This Trojan can escape from the scanning of many antivirus programs and then sneaks into your computer automatically. Lot of fake warning will be displayed your computer after it installed. It is so pesky virus. It is so important to remove it as early as possible.
W97M.Downloader.E may get into your computer with the help of the third party like freeware downloads, spam email attachments, and suspicious websites and so on. This is the reason why this virus can get into your computer without your permission and knowledge. Once this virus gets into your computer, it will do lots of troubles to mess up your system. After the installation, this Trojan is capable of distributing ads and pop-ups displaying on your computer. Moreover, this Trojan may act as a backdoor for other viruses to dive into your computer more easily, such as other Trojans, spyware, malware and adware, browser hijackers and so on. Antivirus tools can’t remove this virus completely. It can come back and install on your computer again and again. If you don’t remove this virus off your computer in time, your computer will become stuck and even web page crashed while you are browsing the Internet so frequently. So, you need to get rid of this virus without delay when you detect it on your computer by manual removal.
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 W97M.Downloader.E, 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.
W97M.Downloader.E 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:
W97M.Downloader.E is risky and destructive computer infection which is widely spread through junk emails, attachments, suspicious links, ads, malicious websites and etc. Once detected, it should be removed as soon as you detected on your computer. After the installation of this Trojan, it may change your registry editor, DNS settings and other settings, which may causes annoyance to your computer. This Trojan displays numbers of unwanted advertisements, fake pop-ups and also gives fake message that alert your system gets infected or need to software update. It may open a backdoor for remote hackers spreading other vicious infections to your computer like Trojans, spywares, malwares and adwares and so on. So, you are suggested to take all the necessary measures to delete this Trojan from your computer without hesitation.
Published by & last updated on July 3, 2015 1:29 pm