Hey, there. My AVG informed me that my computer got a virus which was called Backdoor.Protos. It was so weird that AVG told me it removed the virus, but when you started my computer again, it told me about the virus again and again. How could I remove this virus completely? Please help!
Backdoor.Protos is sorted to be a destructive computer infection which belongs to the Trojan horse family. This virus has to ability to hide itself deeply into your computer and escape from the scanning or deletion of various antivirus applications. This virus can cause lots of computer traffic after it installed. This virus may get into your computer with the help of the third applications. Commonly, this Trojan may be associated with spam emails and its attachments, suspicious websites as well as infected freeware download and so on. That is to say, any careless and unsafe online activities will lead to being infected by this Trojan. Once you found this Trojan, please remove it as soon as you can without any delay.
Once Backdoor.Protos installed, this virus may perform lots of unwanted activities at the background each time you start the computer. Otherwise,it has the ability to replace drivers, modify the DNS, registry and other crucial settings on your computer. In addition, it may ruin your security system and open a back door for remote hackers to get into your computer without your approval. Hackers may install other virus like spyware, adware, malware onto your computer. They may steal your sensitive data like your bank information and so on. Thus, your computer may get worse. Your computer performance will be decreased so badly. It may get stuck or crash so frequently while you are browsing the Internet. If you detected this Trojan, please take immediately action to get rid of this Trojan.
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 Backdoor.Protos, 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.
Backdoor.Protos 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:
Backdoor.Protos is a vicious Trojan infection which may display annoying ads on your system after its installation. Once installed, it will take control your browsing activities and then steal your important information such as like passwords, credit card, bank account information etc. It may produce lots of unwanted stuff to occupy lots of your CPU usage. So your computer will not work smoothly as before. This malicious Trojan will become a big threat to your computer system as well as your financial security.Thus, it is highly recommended to get rid of this vicious Trojan as soon as possible once it is detected. As we all know that such stubborn Trojan infection can only be removed by manual. However, manual removal process is a complicated procedure. If you make any mistake during this process, you may lead to a mess up on your system. It is recommended that if you don’t know how to start, please click on the blue button of live chat on this page with Yoocare Online Expert for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on July 18, 2015 1:45 pm