Need help to get rid of Exploit:SWF/Meadgive. I have the problem with my computer and i need help to fix it. Windows Defender keeps finding that virus and states is removing it, but after rebooting the virus is still there. How do I remove what is causing this to keep recurring? I have counted over many times that Defender has been removing this malware. Please help, this is going to cause me a heart attack. I have run all my scans and no stopping this malware. What is the best way to remove it completely?
The Exploit:SWF/Meadgive has been confirmed to be a really nasty Trojan virus to target and attack all kinds of computers. A Trojan virus like the SWF/Meadgive thing can cause major harms to the users whose computers have been infected. As soon as the system has been conquered by the virus, it often starts a few vicious tasks in the background of the system. The performance of the infected device will thus be greatly corrupted and reduced to a significant degree. After infection, the victims will find their computers can’t work as fast as before. It becomes really slow to get run many normal programs. The system will become very sluggish. Sometimes it is just frozen at a point and the user can’t do anything but reboot the computer. Therefore, when the virus is found on your system, you should take measures as fast as you can to get it off your device completely without any delay.
To avoid being detected and killed, a typical Trojan virus will try its best to prevent the victims from taking any measure to delet itself, for example, using certain antivirus programs.So your antivirus may just fail to get the Exploit:SWF/Meadgive removed completely even when you are clearly told the virus is on your system. And your firewall program can be blocked from running properly by the virus, so that it can further serve its wicked purpose more conveniently and successfully. The Trojan virus is reported to be typically exploited to install other malware or unwanted programs without your knowledge to furtherly devastate your computer. You may notice that, when your computer is infected with a virus, no matter how many times you start or reboot your computer, the virus will show up all the time on the system. That is because, in order to get itself started automatically at system startup, the virus has managed to make some alternations to your registry and any other settings of similar fuction. It is sure that the best way to stop the virus in this case is to turn to an expert for help to get rid of it manually and totally.
Another issue, also maybe the ultimate purpose of the Trojan, is the safety of the personal and sesensitive data like paypal account details and online banking credentials. Unluckily, the ultimate purpose of the Trojan virus can be stealing your sensitive information to make illegal profits. These information can be sold to third party or exploited by the hackers directly to commit cyber crimes.
As a typical Trojan virus, it can make use of various methods to break into your computer. There are some of the most common ways to stay away from a virus like SWF/Meadgive.
1.Freeware or shareware downloads. Many malicious programs and viruses like to distribute themselves by getting bundled to the freeware or shareware downloads.
2.Spam email attachments. When you receive an unknown email with an attachment, do not try to open and download the attachment no matter how curious you are.
3.Pornographic or malicious websites. If you can’t control yourself and go to visit a pornographic website. You had better get ready to fight against a virus or malicious program because they are the most dangerous place to visit. Any click or download may carry a virus like the trojan virus.
4.Misleading advertisements and suspicious links. If your browser has been hijacked by a hijacker, you should manage to remove it as soon as possible and never click on the links and ads you are presented by the hijacker. Because these links and ads may direct you to a website full of viruses and malicious programs.
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 the mentioned virus, professional manual guide is needed.
Currently many computer users had the same experience that the Exploit:SWF/Meadgive 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.
If the 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 of the SWF/Meadgive 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:
The Exploit:SWF/Meadgive is a severe Trojan virus being detected recently and you need to remove it manually as anti-virus didn’t work to clean it. In line with the reliable report released by the Microsoft company not long ago, the Trojan virus can infect the Windows operating system by using the vulnerability in your software. And it is confirmed that there are many cases of the infections reported by the users. It is believed many more computers may be attacked by such Trojan virus in near future. It is worth for you paying more attention to this virus while you are using your computer to browse the internet and to do any other tasks. To get rid of Exploit:SWF/Meadgive Trojan virus thoroughly from your system, many engineers in the PC security area suggest to turn to an expert to delete it in a manual way. Manual removal has been proved to an effective and efficient method to deal with the nasty virus.
Published by & last updated on May 12, 2017 2:27 am