What is Downloader.Asruex virus? Two days ago, I downloaded some programs to my brand new laptop. And I was warned that there is a virus called Downloader.Asruex from AVG. I know it is a bad stuff that can damage my system, so I uninstalled all the programs I saved on my laptop to see if it can be removed in this way. I also used another antivirus tool, Norton to remove this virus. None of them worked. Please advise!
Downloader.Asruex is an aggressive and dangerous Trojan horse virus which can corrupt all kinds of windows computer, such as windows 10, windows7, windows 8, windows 8.1, windows XP, and Windows vista and so on. 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. As we all know that most of computer users would like to download free applications or watch videos online. Hacker may aims at this loophole. Usually, this virus may be bundled into shareware and free software installation package. So, this malicious virus can infect your computer while you are downloading freeware, visiting suspicious websites or links, reading or responding spam emails as well as its attachments and installing unsafe programs on your computer.
This Downloader.Asruex virus is designed and distributed on the Internet by cyber criminals. Once this virus installed, your computer will not work normally. Firstly, this Trojan may take control of your online activities at once. In addition, it may change your crucial system settings, such as browser settings, DNS settings and your registry. So, while you are online browsing something interesting, it may redirect you to visit some unwanted websites automatically, such as porn web. What is worse? Due to this Trojan, your computer will be set into a great risky. Your security system and antivirus protection will be disabled. Then more and more infection can get into your computer more easily as usual, such as spyware, adware, malware as well as other Trojans. As a result, your computer will work more and more slowly. This virus can’t be removed or detected by general anti-virus. The most effective way to get rid of this Trojan is using manual removal guide. If you want to avoid more damage on your compromised computer, it is greatly suggested to get rid of this stubborn infection as soon as you can.
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 Downloader.Asruex 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.
Downloader.Asruex 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:
As we stated above, we all know that Downloader.Asruex virus is a malicious and dangerous Trojan virus. It may get into your computer while you are visiting some unknown websites, responding spam email, reading spam email attachments, downloading freeware from infected websites, clicking on affected links or pop-ups or ads and so on. This malicious Trojan will become a big threat to your computer system as well as your financial security. Once infected, you’d better remove this infection from your compromised computer as early as you can in case it will mess up your computer totally. Only manual removal way can remove this bad virus from the infected computer completely and permanently. However, manual removal process is complicated and difficult. If you are not sure how to do this procedure, if you don’t have enough computer technology, you are welcome to turn to YooCare 24/7 hours online experts for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on July 6, 2016 1:23 pm