I just got a new Dell computer a few days ago from my elder sister. I installed some programs on it last night. Something curious just happened to my system. I had no any clue why that happened. I got warnings from my security program stating about Trojan.Stimilik as well as its related threats. Even though I knew the name of the virus, I had no idea on how to get rid of it completely since my security program kept fail to remove it. What should I do now? How can I remove this virus completely? Can manual removal way work? Let’s take a look at this post.
Trojan.Stimilik may do lots of malicious things on your compromised computer once it gets into your computer. It is created by the cyber criminals to attack all kinds of Windows computer users around the world. It is classified to be the member of malicious Trojan family which may get into your computer by being associated to a third party, such as download freeware, suspicious websites or links, spam emails as well as its attachments and unsafe programs and so on. Once this vicious Trojan get into your computer, you may find that your computer works so weird. You can’t use your computer normally as usual. It may get stuck so frequently while you are online. If you detect this Trojan on your computer, you are suggested to remove this virus as soon as you can.
Trojan.Stimilik, a malicious Trojan virus, may install on your computer without your attention. Once installed, lots of unwanted and malicious things will be conducted on your background when you start the corrupted computer. This Trojan has the ability to get away from the scanning of general antivirus programs. Even though you can detect this virus, antivirus tool can’t delete it completely from your compromised computer. Once your computer gets infected, this infection may damage and disable your security system and firewall without your notice. It may act as a platform for other infections to steak into your computer. Other Trojans, adware, malware, spyware may dive into your computer though the backdoor open by this infection. These viruses may make chaos on your system. This virus may change your default homepage as well as your important system settings like browser settings, DNS settings as well as your registry. When you start to browse, you may be redirected to some unsafe websites which controlled by cyber hackers. Pop-ups and ads will be displayed on your screen to stop you from browsing smoothly. Unnecessary programs will be running automatically at your background to take up a large part of your system CPU. Your system performance will be slow down severely. Therefore, to protect your computer from being damaged badly, it’s strongly recommended that you should get rid of this malicious Trojan immediately when you detect it on your system.
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.Stimilik, 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.Stimilik 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.Stimilik is a risky and pesky computer infection which is made by cyber hackers with evil purposes. Once this virus gets into your computer, it may open a backdoor for remote hackers to access your compromised computer. Once hacker can get into your system, your private information may face a great threat of being pilfered and misused by these villains. So, you must remove this infection in time so as to protect yourself from suffering a great potential financial loss. In addition, once infected, you may notice that your computer is working more and more slowly than ever. Your computer may get websites crashed, system stuck even frozen again and again while you are working on it. Hence, you should have a clear mind that this malicious Trojan must be removed completely and permanently once it is detected on your computer. To remove this virus completely, only manual removal method can make it done.
Published by & last updated on October 16, 2015 10:22 am