I had a Trojan:Win32/Varpes.J!plock virus on my laptop that I can’t seem to get rid of it. Windows Security Essentials reports it is in the file C:\Windows\system32\DNSAPI.dll but it ails at removing it and malwarebytes can’t find it. How can I get rid of it? Please help!!!
Trojan:Win32/Varpes.J!plock is defined as a tricky and stubborn Trojan virus that can hide its codes deeply on your computer to re-infect your system repeatedly. This virus can be installed on a vulnerable system after a user downloaded free software from unknown third party websites, opened spam email attachments or visited suspicious websites, especially those pornographic sites. Once inside, it adds its files into your Registry, Startup section, and other crucial system parts to take up system resources and make your computer sluggish. Those files use the name of legit system files and they can change their paths randomly, thus your antivirus software can only detect it and remove partial files. As a result, the virus can keep coming back every time you restart the PC. The type of virus will cause severe problems on your PC:
1. Slow down your system speed
2. Crashing your PC or cause blue screen of death issue
3. Disabling your firewall and some legit programs
4. Modify your computer settings and harassing your with annoying ads and spam warning
5. Hijack your web browser, change your default homepage and redirect you to malicious websites
6. Open a backdoor and install malicious programs without your permission
7. Disconnect your Internet randomly
The role of Trojan:Win32/Varpes.J!plock virus is to download additional malware and steal confidential information such as user name, online banking data and credit card info from unwary users. It causes security bugs and opens backdoor to help more threats attack your PC, then your PC becomes vulnerable and cyber criminal could steal your information or even hack your PC. You are suggested to get rid of this nasty Trojan before everything being messed up.
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 Trojan:Win32/Varpes.J!plock 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/Varpes.J!plock virus is commonly Trojan horse that is capable of weakening security system of your PC. Mostly it targets computers that are running on the Windows Operating System. Once inside, it runs harmful Windows services on your PC which may help connect remote server and invite other threats to your computer. The most noticeable symptom on the presence of this Trojan is extreme reduction on performance of the PC. Besides, it can drop harmful files and make several changes on computer settings without your approval. You may experience unexpected shutdown, blue screen of death or fatal errors problems. For the sake of your computer security, you should remove this virus from the PC manually at once.
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 8:06 am