Hi there. I have a stubborn virus on my computer that I cannot get rid of it. It is called Backdoor.ExtenBro.AK. My antivirus keeps telling me my system is infected but it doesn’t seem to cure it. I clicked ‘Remove’ option a few times but when I restarted it, the virus came back again. I opened task manager and found some strange processes taking up a large amount of memories. What should I do? Is there any other way I can remove the virus completely?
Backdoor.ExtenBro.AK is defined as malicious Trojan virus that can be downloaded from the malicious website or get bundled with harmful programs or files. The virus has evil purposes and it can cause you many unwanted computer problems. It not only helps install malware, spyware and rogue programs, but also allows hackers to remotely access you computer system without your knowing. Once inside, the Trojan disables your firewall security and automatically runs on every Windows startup. It creates tons of junk files and modifies your system settings in the background. As a result, your computer runs incredibly slow and sometimes most of your programs cannot be opened and they may crash all the time. Besides, you may notice that the CPU occupancy rate is very high even though you only have few programs opened in the background. Your computer freezes all the time and you may experience intrusive and aggressive pop-ups on the screen, as well as black screen or blue screen of death issue.
The purpose of Backdoor.ExtenBro.AK virus is to fetch other malware and collect your sensitive information. It also has the ability to change your browser settings and then harass you with endless pop-up or pop-under adverts for goods or services that you probably have little to no interest in during your online activities. It opens a backdoor without consent and then let remote hacker access compromised computer easily, thus your privacy and personal information such as password, credit card information will be in danger. The virus makes havoc on the entire system. It destroys important files, corrupts Windows registry, steals personal information and also installs other malware so you should delete it manually from the system as soon as it is detected.
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 Backdoor.ExtenBro.AK 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:
Backdoor.ExtenBro.AK virus is commonly Trojan horse that targets computers users worldwide and it uses advanced techniques and manages to conceal its components in the computer system so it is very hard to get rid of the virus. It is believed that this trojan can be used for the distribution of other malware, such as rogue anti-spyware programs, backdoors and similar threats. The parasite also can be used to monitor victim’s web searches and browsing habits. It modifies your browser settings, alters your search results and redirects you to malicious website for trying to make money through pay-per-click advertising scheme and similar methods. It is suggested users should remove Backdoor.ExtenBro.AK virus immediately once upon detection to avoid any 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 19, 2016 5:00 am