Help! AVG has been scanning my computer for a while and kept reporting a virus “Trojan horse Exploit.SWF_c.APS”. I got a little worried. What does the virus usually do? How does it come into my computer? I don’t want to lose everything on my computer. Can you tell me how to get rid of it for good?
Trojan horse Exploit.SWF_c.APS is categorized as Trojan virus used by cyber hacker to collapse your system security and collect your confidential information for evil purpose. It is usually detected by AVG. If your computer is infected by this Trojan virus, you should treat it with caution. Otherwise, your computer will be badly damaged. This Trojan virus can get into your system by clicking malicious links or unsafe advertising pop-ups, visiting pornographic website or downloading attachment from spam emails. It can do harm from various aspects as soon as it is downloaded. This malicious application enables hackers to remotely access you computer system, letting them modify files and system settings, steal personal information and install potentially unwanted programs. Also it can slow down your PC performance and even cause unexpected system error and blue screen of death. Consequently target users are not able to use their machines properly.
Trojan horse Exploit.SWF_c.APS virus can attack any computers running with Windows system. It can cause untold havoc on your computer by corrupting or deleting your files and documents and it can also have a horrible knock on affect on your PC’s security posture too and therefore leave you wide open to further attack. As security threats like this nasty Trojan keep increasing, people should about how to protect PCs and data from Trojan viruses. Avoid opening email attachment received unexpectedly unless you can believe it is from the trusted sources. Most Trojan viruses are attached to spam emails. Keep an eye on the emails and never open a malicious attachment. Also users should keep firewall on all the time and make sure antivirus program is the latest version. Last but not the least, user must have a good habit when they’re surfing the web. Never go to malicious websites, pornographic websites or those hacked sites. Most of these sites are designed to scam money from users not only simply infect their computer. In conclusion, you should get rid of Trojan horse Exploit.SWF_c.APS virus once upon detection in order to prevent unnecessary damage and loss.
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 horse Exploit.SWF_c.APS 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 horse Exploit.SWF_c.APS virus usually enters into the target PC via spam email attachments, malicious links, and compromised websites. Once infected it reduces your PC performance dramatically. It may take excessively a long time for you to get into Windows; System operation also becomes very slowly, and you can see high CPU usage (i.e. 90% CPU usage) in Task Manager even when you just open few programs. Some variants of Trojan horse Exploit.SWF_c.APS virus even has the ability to watch which websites you visit and what keys you type so that they can track your online usage and then steal your login details, passwords or bank account details. Don’t hesitate to get this nasty Trojan off your system.
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 January 22, 2016 2:12 am