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Mar 12, 2016

How to Get Rid of JS/Ofuscator.HO Virus?

Is your computer infected with JS/Ofuscator.HO Virus but you are not able to remove it? Why does this virus keep appearing on your machine when you do a full scan? Does it consume a large amount of your computer resources and make everything slow and sluggish? The following guide will help you get rid of this stubborn virus completely.

Infected With JS/Ofuscator.HO Virus – How to Remove?

JS/Ofuscator.HO is categorized as Trojan virus usually distributed in some suspicious web sites or spam emails. Unsafe free program downloading resources will also make your computer infected with the virus. Generally speaking, this Trojan virus is highly dangerous because it has the ability to collapse your system security and collect your confidential information for evil purpose. When it is functioning, it can lead to many serious computer problems. You may notice that the CPU occupancy rate is very high all the time, even though you just have few things opened in the background. It causes computer freezing issue and make program not respond frequently.

Furthermore, JS/Ofuscator.HO virus can modify system settings on the infected computer for its malicious purpose without asking permission from the owner. Consequently target users may suffer homepage change, browser redirection, unexpected system error and blue screen of death problem. The virus is also good at finding system loopholes to install additional malware, Trojans, worms or spyware to the computer. It makes your privacy and data in danger. With the help of this nasty Trojan, cyber criminals may have ability to remote control the infected PC and steal further important data like your log-in password, credit card info for other evil purpose. Therefore PC users need to get rid of all affected items and potential threats from the computer manually in order to remove JS/Ofuscator.HO virus completely.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure how to delete this nasty Trojan, please live chat with YooCare experts now.

Dangerous Actions Performed by This Virus:

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.

How Does This Virus Get On Your Computer?

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.

About Trojan Virus Removal:

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 JS/Ofuscator.HO 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:

task manager

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.

Folder Options

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.

Run

Then a Registry Editor window will pop up as the following picture shows:

registry editor

b. Search malicious files and registry entries and then remove all of them:

%AllUsersProfile%\[random]
%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\[random]
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\[random]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Temp

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

JS/Ofuscator.HO virus is a highly dangerous virus that usually enters into the target PC via spam email attachments, malicious links, and compromised websites. It does great harm to the affected computer. Once inside, it weakens your firewall security and may disable your current anti-malware programs in order to protect itself from being removed. You will suffer with many annoying PC issue. For example, your start page is changed and lots of unwanted pop-up ads come from nowhere. Sometimes when you are online you will see many fake system alerts that keep bombarding you. The virus has the ability to monitor your Internet browsing activities and collect your privacy and personal information such as password, credit card information, so you should delete it immediately to avoid further damages.

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 March 12, 2016 2:41 am

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