Mar 5, 2017

How to Remove Win32.localinfect.2 From Windows?

I got warning from my antivirus tool: Norton about malicious threats on my new laptop. Win32.localinfect.2 was the most dangerous infection among all threats list. This virus is a high-level risky computer infection. Now I am getting lots of problems on my computer. I couldn’t use it normally. Some of my programs can’t open well as usual. Sometimes, I got errors while I open a program. My computer worked well before I installed a free version media player from an unfamiliar website. What should I do now? I was told to remove this virus from my computer as early as I can. But I don’t know where I should start first. Please help!

Brief Introduction Of Win32.localinfect.2:

Win32.localinfect.2 is a malicious computer infection with great danger once it installed on your computer. It is known as a kind of Trojan horse family which mainly attacks all the Windows computer users around the world, such as Windows 7, Windows8, Windows XP, Windows 10, Windows Vista and Windows 8.1 etc. This virus is created by malicious cyber criminals with the purpose of hacking into victims’ computer and then doing lots of illegal activities on the compromised computer. Cyber criminals can distribute this virus through the widely used Internet by the third party application. Commonly, your computer may get infected by this virus due to your careless online activities, such as downloading free application from unknown websites, reading spam emails, downloading junk email attachments, visiting unknown and suspicious websites (like porn websites, violent content websites etc.) or clicking on unsafe pop-up/links/ads.

Well, if your computer is infected by Win32.localinfect.2, it can indicate that you may have to face lots of computer troubles. Once installed, this virus may take control of your computer immediately. Then, it may preform lots of unknown activities at your background which may eat large part of your computer resources. Besides, this virus can allow kinds of unwanted programs installed on your computer without your permission. So, you may find that lots of programs displayed on your desktop which you can’t remove or uninstalled by your antivirus program. Furthermore, while you are using the infected computer, you may get stuck, websites crash, fake alerts frequently. In addition, this virus may act as a platform for other infection to get into your computer without your knowledge and approval. Thus, your computer will be damaged so severely by some extend. If your computer was infected by Win32.localinfect.2, you are strongly recommended to get rid of it as soon as you can.

Processing manual removal should have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start or afraid of making any critical damage on the computer system, please open a live chat with YooCare Expert now!

What Will This Trojan Actually Do on Your Computer?

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 Win32.localinfect.2 Virus, professional manual guide is needed.

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.
Win32.localinfect.2 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.


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%\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:


Win32.localinfect.2 is malicious Trojan virus which can get into your computer secretly. 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 far, there is no any antivirus program can get rid of this virus completely even though this virus can be detected by antivirus tool. Manual removal is the most effective way to get rid of this virus. However, manual removal process is really complicated procedure. By the way, if you want to ignore this virus and leave on your computer, you must be known that this virus is so risky and it may ruin your whole computer system in the near future. Hence, you should take action now to get rid of Win32.localinfect.2 as quickly as you can. If you don’t know where to start, it is wisely to contact YooCare online expert to help you remove this virus from your computer quickly.

Note: Still have trouble in removing this virus? If you don’t want to mess up your whole PC, Please contact YooCare Experts for instant help now.

Published by & last updated on March 5, 2017 1:05 pm

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