Earlier today I scanned with avg today and found a virus that could not be removed. The threat is called “Trojan horse Inject2.BRWI”. I don’t know how I got this infection and AVG could not remove it. AVG suggested me to upgrade to AVG Internet Security. Will that remove this Trojan horse? Is there any other way I can do on my own to get rid of the virus?
Trojan horse Inject2.BRWI is categorized as a Trojan infection that spreads like wildfire on the internet and tries to sneak silently into the target machine without any knowledge. It can conceal its presence of the compromised computer by showing only legitimate process running on the system. Thus, it will be hard for you to remove it by running security tools. Once the virus is running, your computer takes longer than usual to boot up and starting programs and functions will be more slowly than normal. Computer screen is frequently bombarded by system security warning notification, critical system error messages and ad-supported pop-ups. Besides, a variety of other disastrous consequences can occur, such as incredibly huge consumption of CPU resources, Blue Screen of Death error, enormous consumption of network traffic, software instability, slow Internet connection as well as unexpected system shut-down.
Trojan horse Inject2.BRWI virus can infect a computer through many ways such as from email attachments, from software/music downloads, or from unsafe Instant Message clients, IRC, Peer 2 peer downloads etc. Most commonly, it may be downloaded by the owners themselves from a dodgy website. The virus compromises users’ financial information because it has the ability to steal log-in credential of online bank, credit card information, log-in details of online shopping websites without user’s awareness. It violates your privacy aggressively that you need to get rid of it as quickly as possible.
Slow down your PC speed notably.
Add other dangerous Trojan or Spyware to your system secretly.
Allow the hacker to access your entire system.
Collect all your personal information and transfer to a remote hacker.
Destroy critical system files and make PC unstable.
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 horse Inject2.BRWI Virus, 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 horse Inject2.BRWI 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:
Over the last few years, more and more people need to use computers daily. And at the same time a large number of computer viruses are created and have been growing rapidly to attack compromised PCs. If you’re not careful enough, your computer can end up with a nasty virus that makes your files act oddly, crashes your computer, pops up bizarre messages, or worst of all, destroys your operating system. Trojan horse Inject2.BRWI is a Trojan designed to download and install additional malware on the compromised computer. Once it is downloaded, it has the ability to waste browser resources and network traffic to furtively download potentially unwanted browser extensions onto the browser, which can possibly degrade the overall browser performance. Also it controls your keyword search and then depending on what you are searching for, it shows commercials advertisements to disturb your online activities. It even keeps tracking of your online activities and may steal you personal data and information and send it to remote attacker. As mentioned above, Trojan horse Inject2.BRWI virus should be removed as quickly 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 6, 2015 11:31 am