Hey, there. AVG kept sending me the report about a malicious Trojan, W32.Qakbot!gen10. It said this Trojan was a malicious virus which must be removed as soon as possible. AVG seemed to remove this infection after it was detected. However, thing was not going well on the way. After I rebooted my computer, I got the report from AVG again. Why? After that, I tried to remove it by manual. But I stuck at the registry entries. Please help!
W32.Qakbot!gen10 has been categorized into the family of risky Trojan virus which is created by malicious cyber criminals who may distribute this infection through the Internet. Once this Trojan installed on your computer, it may not do anything good on your system. It will make as more malicious things on your compromised computer as it can. It has the ability to open a backdoor for remote hackers accessing your system easily. Once hackers get into your compromised system, they will modify your important system files and steal your sensitive data without your attention. With the help of this Trojan, kinds of unknown stuff and software will get into your system and install themselves automatically without your approval. This malicious Trojan may stop you from accessing the Internet normally by changing your browser settings and DNS settings. If you want to work on your computer as usual, this Trojan must be removed immediately once it is detected.
Antivirus can’t protect your computer from being infected by W32.Qakbot!gen10. This Trojan can be distributed through a variety of ways. Generally, hackers may attach this Trojan to email attachments and links to instant messages, drive-by downloads and some malicious websites and so on. Once installed on the compromised computer, it has the ability to disable your firewall security and even make your antivirus program like AVG or Norton unable to use. Besides, with the help of this malicious Trojan, remote hackers can install other type of threats such as rogue programs, ransomware and adware to your computer secretly. As soon you start your compromised computer, this Trojan will launch automatically at startup and run as a background program. Due to this virus, your CPU usage and other resources will be taken up by a large extends. As a result, your computer performance will be affected greatly. You can’t load up any program completely or finish any task normally. Hence, it is highly suggested to remove W32.Qakbot!gen10 immediately when you find it. In case, this Trojan and its related infection mess up your whole 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 W32.Qakbot!gen10, 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.
W32.Qakbot!gen10 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:
W32.Qakbot!gen10 is dangerous and malicious Trojan virus which may create kinds of computer traffic on your compromised computer once it installed. This virus used to be associated with spam email and its attachments, suspicious links and pop-ups, unsafe websites and freeware downloads. You must pay more attention on all your online activities. You should think twice before you install or download something online. You should be careful when you want to click on some unknown links or pop-up ads. Once this virus installed, you may get lots of unwanted problems on your infected computer. Your compromised computer will get even black screen or blue screen of death without any warning or crashed while you are browsing the webpage. In a word, with this Trojan on your computer, you will not use your computer to do anything normally and smoothly. In order to prevent unnecessary system damage and loss, you’d better to take immediate measures to get rid of this Trojan as early as you can. Manual removal way is the most effective and quickly method to remove this virus from your computer.
Published by & last updated on January 20, 2016 5:51 am