“Attention! Your computer has been infected by Trojan.Dionisduke!” I got this pop-up from my security program Norton when I booted my computer this morning. My computer usually works fine. I always go online safely. Why do I still get this virus on your computer? Last night before I shut down the computer, I installed a computer game which I got from my friends. Will that be a problem that brings the virus into computer? What should I do now? Please help!
Trojan.Dionisduke is classified as a malicious and destructive Trojan virus. This virus is newly created by cyber criminals to attack all the Windows computer users. Once this virus gets into your computer, it may create lots computer traffics on your system. This virus can dive into your computer without your knowledge. It used to be bundled with spam emails and its attachments, porn websites, freeware downloads and so on. After it installed, it takes control of your online activities immediately. Then it performs lots of random activities on your computer. It can install unwanted programs on your desktop without your permission. Security programs can’t kill it completely as well as its related stuff. If you think that antivirus tool can remove it and neglect it on your computer, then you may make a big mistake. Antivirus tools seem to remove this Trojan clearly. However, next time when you boot your computer, you will see all the malicious things displaying on your desktop again.
Let’s see how malicious Trojan.Dionisduke is! Getting into your computer secretly, this Trojan starts to perform its vicious actions to mess up your computer. Once installed, it may change your system settings like your browser settings and DNS settings. It may open lots of unwanted programs at your background automatically each time you start your computer. For the Internet, you may find that your browser page crashed again and again. You can’t visit security-related websites normally. Sometimes, this Trojan may spread commercial advertisements and pop-ups on your computer. So that, when you start to browse or open a new tab, you may be redirected to visit unwanted websites. Otherwise, this Trojan may act as a platform for other infections to get into your computer without your approval. Furthermore, it may trace your online activities and then pilfer your sensitive information such as credit card information, bank account information, log-in usernames and password and so on. Later after that, it will transfer this information to remote hackers who may misuse your information in an illegal way to make an extra profit. Trojan.Dionisduke is a risky and pesky virus. Once you detected this virus on your computer, you should take manual removal to get rid of it completely and quickly.
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 Trojan.Dionisduke, 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.
Trojan.Dionisduke 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.Dionisduke is a stubborn computer infection which can’t be removed by any antivirus tools completely. Once it got into your computer, only manual removal can remove it completely. This Trojan may get into your computer while you are visiting suspicious websites like porn websites, responding to junk emails, reading spam email attachments, installing freeware etec.. Any careless activity you do online may bring this Trojan virus into your computer. As we have known that, this virus can steal your information. What’s more, it may conduct unwanted action to reduce your computer performance. It may destroy your security system and open a back door for other viruses getting into your computer easily. In a word, Trojan.Dionisduke is a great threat to your computer. You should remove it immediately when you detect it on your system.
Published by & last updated on July 20, 2015 5:54 am