Last weekend, I downloaded a game for free from a website. After I installed this game, my windows security kept warning me that a threat was damaging my system. Then Trojan.Downloader.Hyteod was found from the scanning. I was shocked. How did this virus get into my system? I installed Norton on my computer. Why? Norton reported that it was removed. But when I rebooted my computer, warnings came again. What should I do? Please help!
Trojan.Downloader.Hyteod has been classified as Trojan virus which may not do anything good on the compromised computer once it installed. You may have a clear mind that this Trojan will damage your whole computer system if you don’t remove it in time. This risky virus used to get into your computer while you are reading spam emails as well as it attachments. Freeware downloads and suspicious websites visits, etc. may give the way for the virus to install on your computer. Once this virus gets the chance, it may install on your computer automatically. When you detected this Trojan, it is time to remove the virus by manual.
Once Trojan.Downloader.Hyteod installed on your computer, your computer will not run normally. It may start weird. Some symptom may indicate that your computer has been infected by this Trojan. As soon as it installed, it may take control of your computer. This virus may monitor your online activities so as to collect your sensitive data and then send it to remote hackers. These criminals may use your private information to do illegal things so as to earn an extra profit. What’s more, this virus may change your important settings such as registry, browser settings, DNS settings and so on. So, you may be redirected to some unknown web directly while you are online. All your browsers may be changed without your permission, such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox and so on. In addition, this Trojan may create fake warnings or massage to hoax you to buy its related products. These fake products may state that they can help you remove this virus completely. Attention! Only manual removal way can remove the virus from your infected computer clearly.
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.Downloader.Hyteod, 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.Downloader.Hyteod 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:
As we all know that Trojan.Downloader.Hyteod is a malicious computer infection which used to ruin your computer system once it gets in. This Trojan may get into your system through spam emails, freeware downloads, suspicious links, unsafe websites and so on. Any careless action may bring into this stubborn virus. Once installed, this infection may act as a platform to open a backdoor for other viruses to get into your system, like warns, adware, spyware, malware and other related Trojans. This virus may degrade your system performance greatly. Your computer may get stuck, crash, frozen from time to time. Your system will run more and more slowly than before. In case your computer will be messed up completely, you should remove this Trojan as early as you detect it from your system. It is suggested that you should take manual removal methods to get rid of this infection as only this way can remove the virus completely off your computer. If you are not sure how to operate by yourself, you are welcome to contact YooCare online experts for further assistant.
Published by & last updated on December 1, 2015 6:23 am