Yesterday Windows Defender started alerting me that my laptop is infected with the Trojan: Win32/Kovter.C!reg and it didn’t seem to remove it. Each time I choose to delete the virus, it keeps showing up again on the next scan. Is this Trojan Horse dangerous? Will it steal my bank information? I am so worried. Is there any free reputable spyware removal software that I can use to get this virus off? Will system restore work?
Trojan:Win32/Kovter.C!reg is categorized as Trojan that can access the targeted computer without any permission and conceal its components deeply in an infected operating system to avoid the deletion of antivirus programs. It exploits the system leaks to affect the computer deeply together with additional computer threats like malware, spyware and adware. Typically speaking, this virus usually comes into a system from malicious website or any legitimate websites that have been hacked. Also it can be distributed as a file attachment to spam e-mails. Unlike Worm viruses, Trojan horses do not replicate themselves but they can be just as destructive. Once installed, Trojan:Win32/Kovter.C!reg virus can perform many evil actions on the affect system:
It can create a lot of malicious files to occupy system resources so your computer performance is pretty poor.
It changes your browser settings and displays numerous annoying advertisements while you are browsing online.
It will create a secret backdoor into your computer that allows other infections to get into the affected system without any knowledge.
It may cause system crash, blue screen of death or other system problems.
Trojan:Win32/Kovter.C!reg virus is designed by cyber criminals to steal confidential information from users. Hacker can steal your personal information via this malicious Trojan which spies on your online activities. It records your IP address, search terms, and online banking account details in the background and then sends to third-parties for illegal purpose. So if you want to protect your personal information, you should remove the Trojan as soon as possible.
1. This virus slows down your computer speed which make you in a trouble while opening program and surfing Internet. It takes forever to open a program or website.
2. Antivirus you have installed keeps popping up messages while you are surfing on the internet and showing you computer is at risk but you can’t get rid of it all.
3. This virus will shut down your other anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. And it will also infect and corrupt your registry, leaving your computer totally unsafe.
4. This virus will disable the proper running of many different programs or even disable some functions of your computer.
5. System restore can’t help to remove this Trojan completely.
From malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites.
Through spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks.
When clicking suspicious pop-ups or malicious links.
Open unknown email or download media files that contain the activation code of the virus.
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:Win32/Kovter.C!reg, 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.
Once Trojan:Win32/Kovter.C!reg virus 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:Win32/Kovter.C!reg is a dogged virus created recently for attacking Windows OS machines. Generally speaking, chances for picking up this virus can be various, such as downloading program from suspicious website, clicking spam email attachment, and transferring files via infected USB drive. Once downloaded, the virus will cause abnormal high consumption of system resources and degrade your system performance severely. It is also capable of corrupting your files, displaying unwanted pop-up ads, slowing down your system performance and even stealing your private data. Therefore, if you don’t want to encounter bad PC efficiency, financial reduction and identification theft problem, it is suggested you eliminate Trojan:Win32/Kovter.C!reg as soon as possible.
Note: If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on August 3, 2015 1:35 am