Hey, there. How to remove W97M.Downloader.J Virus? I don’t know what is going on now? My computer kept telling me that a big threat was on my computer. I couldn’t browse well. I was redirecting to some unfamiliar websites. Threat report kept popping up from AVG. I tried to use AVG to remove this virus. But I can’t! It is said that this virus can only be cleaned by manual removal. Can anyone help me remove this virus step by step? Thank you very much!
W97M.Downloader.J Virus is classified to be the member of malicious Trojan family which is created by vicious cyber criminals with the purpose of hacking all kinds of Windows computer users around the world. This virus can get into your computer with being attached to the third application, so that you may not know about it unless you get the warning from the antivirus program. 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. So, it is kindly suggested that you should get online safely while you are on the Internet. Please do not visit any unknown website! Please do not download any free applications from unauthorized website! Please do not click on any unfamiliar link/ads/pop-ups!
Once W97M.Downloader.J Virus gets installed on your computer, it may do lots of risky activities on your computer. Once installed, this virus may take control of your online activities immediately. It stops you from using your compromised computer normally. Once infected, this virus has the ability to allow lots of unwanted programs installed on your computer without your approval. This unwanted stuff can run itself automatically as soon as you start your computer. If you start your Task Manager, you will see that your CPU is really run out. This greatly affects your system performance. You may get white screen, website crash, screen frozen frequently while you are using the infected computer. In addition, this virus may open a backdoor for other infections to get into your computer easily, such as other Trojans, adware, malware and spyware and so on. All these malicious infections may mess up your compromised computer totally if you don’t remove W97M.Downloader.J Virus from your system in time. 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.J virus, 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.J 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:
W97M.Downloader.J Virus is a dangerous computer infection which may perform several actions when executed. This infection can spread in a variety of ways. This virus used to get into your computer with the help of spam email & its attachments, malicious links/pop-ups/ads, unknown websites, and freeware downloads and so on. Once installed, this Trojan may control your Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) by altering search results and gaining online profit for its authors. As soon as you boot your computer, it may run itself and conduct lots of activities at your background. This virus helps cyber criminals remotely control the infected computer. So hackers can do anything on your system and steal your sensitive data (credit card, bank account details, log-in passwords or other financial information) by tracking your online history. Therefore, you may have to face a potential financial loss in the future. Thus, this Trojan must be removed as fast as possible to avoid further damages if you detect this nasty thing on your computer.
Published by & last updated on June 27, 2016 6:04 am