Hi, there. I detected a Trojan virus this morning with its name: W97M.Downloader.G. This virus is really difficult to be removed by any antivirus program. I can’t find a way to remove it now. What should I do? Any idea? Help! Thank you.
W97M.Downloader.G, a newly created computer infection, is a malicious and stubborn Trojan virus. This kind of infection mainly infects windows computer system such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows10, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 8.1 and so on. How does this virus get into your computer without your attention or knowledge? Commonly, this infection used to infect your computer through downloading freeware, visiting suspicious websites or links, reading or responding spam emails as well as its attachments and installing unsafe programs on your computer. Once this virus gets into your computer, do not think that you still can use your computer as normally as usually. If you want to use your compromised computer smoothly as before, it is greatly suggested that you should remove this virus as early as you detect it on your system.
Once W97M.Downloader.G is installed into system, lots of unwanted activities may be run automatically by this pesky infection. It disable your security system, unable your antivirus program, decrease your system performance and so on. Once installed, this Trojan may find a way to steal your information such as bank account, credit card information and so on. It may start itself automatically as soon as you boot your system. A large part of your computer CPU may be occupied by lots of unfamiliar stuff which is installed by the Trojan itself. Because of this infection, all your browsers are changed and always get stuck or crash down when you open many tabs at the same time. Once you find this virus on computer, you should remove it quickly to ensure your machine works in safe network environment. Hence, it’s highly recommended that you should take immediate measure—manual removal to get rid of this virus completely and quickly.
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 W97M.Downloader.G, 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.
W97M.Downloader.G 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:
W97M.Downloader.G is a vicious Trojan infection which may display annoying ads on your system. As soon as it gets in, its backdoor Trojan can drop additional malware and allow remote users unrestricted access to the compromised system to execute its destructive actions. As a result, some risky ads-on and toolbar are capable to install in the contaminated computer without any permission. Thus, it is highly recommended to get rid of this vicious Trojan as soon as possible. As we all know that such stubborn Trojan infection can only be removed by manual. However, manual removal process is a complicated procedure. If you make any mistake during this process, you may lead to a mess up on your system. It is recommended that if you don’t know how to start, please click on the blue button of live chat on this page with Yoocare Online Expert for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on April 11, 2016 1:23 pm