Earlier today AVG window came up telling me I have some Trojan Horses. They are named MSIL9.AFQI, and then there is a list of several .dll files in AppData > Local > Temp. I tried to fix the problem, but AVG cannot get rid of it. I went to Temp folder, but I didn’t see any dll files there. I am confused. How do I get rid of this Trojan completely?
MSIL9.AFQI is defined as Trojan Horse that usually gets into your computer by downloading torrent files and free software from third party file sharing websites, opening spam email attachments or visiting suspicious websites, especially the pornographic sites. This type of Trojan is designed by cyber criminals in order to steal account information, passwords, online banking data and credit card information from the target users. Once it is downloaded, it can perform many evil actions to destroy the infected system. To be more specific, it corrupts important system files and modifies the registry entries, which enable itself to be activated automatically every time when you start the infected computer. It can slow down the system performance speed and reduce the ability to browse Internet freely. The infected computer will get stuck frequently and shut down automatically sometimes since the system resources are consumed considerably by this Trojan and a series of tasks are performed in the backdoor.
MSIL9.AFQI Virus weakens your firewall security and disables your current anti-malware programs. It is able to implant some other malware or malicious spyware in your computer leaving the computer in a dangerous condition. Furthermore, it can record your online behaviors including what you type, what program you run and what website you visit. All the information will be sent back to the cyber criminals without letting you know. It also has the ability to hijack your web browser. It may display pop-up advertisements every time when you are online. Also your homepage and default search engine may have been changed to other low-quality web pages. When you perform a search, you may be redirected to unsafe websites repeatedly. MSIL9.AFQI Virus should be deleted permanently in order to protect the privacy and your computer from being ruined.
1. It can compromise your system and may introduce additional infections like rogue software.
2. It forces you to visit websites and advertisements which are not trusted and may lead you to pay money wrongly for worthless products.
3. It takes up high resources and strikingly slows down your computer speed and even causes your computer stuck frequently.
4. It may allow cyber criminals to track your computer and steal your personal information.
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.
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 MSIL9.AFQI 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:
MSIL9.AFQI virus is commonly Trojan horse that targets computers that are running on the Windows Operating System. This virus can infiltrate in the system via freeware downloads, peer to peer file sharing, spam emails and then damage your computer performance very badly. Therefore, you may encounter blue screen with complex error codes and then abnormal computer shut-down randomly, which will result in loss of data and even damage to the hard disk. MSIL9.AFQI virus is responsible for collecting sensitive information, such as credit card passwords, log in details, user credentials and others, then further sending the collected information to the remote hackers for their own illicit purpose. You are suggested to get rid of it quickly.
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 December 10, 2015 6:09 am